Globant (GLOB) vs. Longfin (LFIN) Critical Survey

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Globant (NYSE:GLOB) and Longfin (NASDAQ:LFIN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

77.5% of Globant shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.7% of Longfin shares are owned by institutional investors. 55.2% of Longfin shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Globant and Longfin, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Globant 0 2 5 0 2.71
Longfin 0 0 0 0 N/A

Globant presently has a consensus target price of $64.29, indicating a potential downside of 6.02%. Given Globant’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Globant is more favorable than Longfin.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Globant and Longfin’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Globant $413.44 million 5.94 $30.53 million $0.88 77.73
Longfin N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Globant has higher revenue and earnings than Longfin.

Profitability

This table compares Globant and Longfin’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Globant 10.53% 16.03% 12.37%
Longfin N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Globant beats Longfin on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Globant Company Profile

Globant S.A., a technology services company, provides services related to application development, testing, infrastructure management, and application maintenance worldwide. The company offers machine learning, pattern recognition, natural language understanding, future of organizations, customer insight, behavioral change, product innovation, design thinking, product management discovery and delivery, and product coaching services. It also provides process appraisal, automated, process evolution, delivery management, agile consultancy, management consulting, user experience, visual and service, industrial design, mobile engineering, fast prototyping, and mobile and product strategy services. In addition, the company offers game engineering and experience, digital platform, virtual and augmented reality, graphics engineering, 3D and 2D art, e-Sports, data architecture, data science, distributed platform, data integration, data visualization, and blockchain services. Further, it provides Internet of things experience and consultancy, platform, hardware integration, content management system, e-learning, video content production, OTT, and Cloud Ops Studio services. Additionally, the company offers functional testing, load and performance testing, mobile testing, test automation, large scale Web applications, hybrid and cross-compiled development, accessibility, API management, micro, complex architecture, software archaeology, IT service management, and software evolution services, as well as services over platforms. It serves medium- to large-sized companies operating in media and entertainment, professional services, technology and telecommunications, travel and hospitality, banks, financial services and insurance, and consumer, and retail and manufacturing industries. The company was formerly known as IT Outsourcing S.L. and changed its name to Globant S.A. in December 2012. Globant S.A. was founded in 2003 and is based in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

Longfin Company Profile

Longfin Corp. operates as a finance and technology company in the United States and internationally. The company specializes in structured trade finance solutions and physical commodities finance solutions for finance houses and trading platforms. It offers Blockchain technology solutions for small and medium enterprises, processors, manufacturers, importers, and exporters. Longfin Corp. was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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