Contrasting InterXion (INXN) and Pluralsight (PS)

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InterXion (NYSE:INXN) and Pluralsight (NASDAQ:PS) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares InterXion and Pluralsight’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
InterXion $663.43 million 7.35 $36.75 million $0.66 103.38
Pluralsight $232.03 million 19.72 -$83.67 million ($1.46) -22.83

InterXion has higher revenue and earnings than Pluralsight. Pluralsight is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than InterXion, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for InterXion and Pluralsight, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
InterXion 0 0 7 0 3.00
Pluralsight 0 1 7 0 2.88

InterXion currently has a consensus price target of $76.14, indicating a potential upside of 11.60%. Pluralsight has a consensus price target of $35.26, indicating a potential upside of 5.80%. Given InterXion’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe InterXion is more favorable than Pluralsight.

Profitability

This table compares InterXion and Pluralsight’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
InterXion 5.55% 6.47% 1.95%
Pluralsight -36.06% -246.61% -31.06%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

96.2% of InterXion shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.9% of Pluralsight shares are owned by institutional investors. 23.2% of Pluralsight shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

InterXion beats Pluralsight on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About InterXion

InterXion Holding N.V. provides carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data center services in France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. The company enables its customers to connect to a range of telecommunications carriers, Internet service providers, and other customers. Its data centers acts as content, cloud, and connectivity hubs that facilitate the processing, storage, sharing, and distribution of data between its customers. The company offers colocation services, including space and power to deploy IT infrastructure in its data centers; power backup services; connectivity services that enable its customers to connect their IT infrastructure to exchange traffic and access cloud platforms; and systems monitoring, systems management, and engineering support services, as well as installs and manages physical connections running from its customers' equipment to the equipment of its telecommunications carriers, Internet exchange customers, and other customers. It provides its services to telecom operators, Internet service providers, and content delivery networks; content and cloud providers; and enterprises through direct sales forces, as well as through tradeshows, networking events, and industry seminars. As of December 31, 2017, it operated 49 carrier and cloud neutral colocation data centers in 13 metropolitan areas in 11 countries. The company is also involved in real estate management/holding businesses. InterXion Holding N.V. was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands.

About Pluralsight

Pluralsight, Inc. provides a technology skill development solutions worldwide. Its cloud-based technology skills platform offers a range of tools, including skill and role assessment tool, which uses machine learning and advanced algorithms to measure a user's skills, benchmark that user against others in the industry, and recommend opportunities for growth; and Course Library that include a digital ecosystem of thousands of on-demand courses across a range of technology subject areas, such as cloud, mobile, security, IT, and data. The company's platform also provides Learning Paths that are personalized to take users through a set of courses designed to help them master a particular subject area based on either an assessment or a user's goals; and business analytics tools, which enable business customers to evaluate the technology skills of their teams, align learning to key business objectives, determine the usage of platform, examine trends in skill development, and quantify the impact of platform on their business. It serves businesses and individuals. Pluralsight, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Farmington, Utah.

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