Fortel (OTCMKTS:ECGP) and Acacia Research (NASDAQ:ACTG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.
This table compares Fortel and Acacia Research’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Institutional and Insider Ownership
60.7% of Acacia Research shares are held by institutional investors. 4.2% of Fortel shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.9% of Acacia Research shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Fortel and Acacia Research, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Acacia Research has a consensus price target of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 46.63%.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Fortel and Acacia Research’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Acacia Research||$11.25 million||14.94||-$17.11 million||N/A||N/A|
Fortel has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Acacia Research.
Volatility and Risk
Fortel has a beta of 16.94, suggesting that its share price is 1,594% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Acacia Research has a beta of 0.55, suggesting that its share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Fortel Company Profile
Fortel, Inc., formerly Envit Capital Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides alternative asset management and global private wealth management services. It operates as a holding company for financial entities, investor partnerships, and asset management subsidiaries. The Company operates in three segments: private alternative asset management, private wealth management and private equity. In June 2008, Envit Capital, LLC has acquired Fortel, Inc.
Acacia Research Company Profile
Acacia Research Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, invests in intellectual property and related absolute return assets; and engage in the licensing and enforcement of patented technologies. It assists patent owners with the prosecution and development of their patent portfolios; protection of their patented inventions from unauthorized use; generation of licensing revenue from users of their patented technologies; and enforcement against unauthorized users of their patented technologies through the filing of patent infringement litigation. The company owns or controls the rights to various patent portfolios, which include U.S. patents and foreign counterparts covering technologies used in a range of industries. It has executed approximately 1,560 license agreements, and approximately 200 patent portfolio licensing and enforcement programs. Acacia Research Corporation was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.
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