TSR (NASDAQ:TSRI) and Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
9.6% of TSR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.4% of Glu Mobile shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of TSR shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.8% of Glu Mobile shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares TSR and Glu Mobile’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
Earnings Per Share
TSR has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Glu Mobile.
This table compares TSR and Glu Mobile’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
Return on Equity
Return on Assets
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for TSR and Glu Mobile, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
Strong Buy Ratings
Glu Mobile has a consensus target price of $9.60, indicating a potential upside of 11.24%. Given Glu Mobile’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Glu Mobile is more favorable than TSR.
Volatility & Risk
TSR has a beta of 1.35, indicating that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Glu Mobile has a beta of 0.73, indicating that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Glu Mobile beats TSR on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
TSR Company Profile
TSR, Inc. provides contract computer programming services in the New York metropolitan area, New England, and the Mid-Atlantic region. It offers technical computer personnel to supplement the in-house information technology capabilities of its customers in the areas of .net and java application development, android and IOS mobile application platform development, project management, IT security, cloud development and architecture, UI design and development, network infrastructure and support, and database development and administration, as well as provides business analysts. The company primarily serves vendor management companies, as well as customers in the financial services business. TSR, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is based in Hauppauge, New York.
Glu Mobile Company Profile
Glu Mobile Inc. develops, publishes, and markets a portfolio of free-to-play mobile games for the users of smartphones and tablet devices. The company publishes titles primarily in four genres, including home décor, sports and action, fashion and celebrity, and time management. It creates games based on its own brands, Blood & Glory, Contract Killer, Cooking Dash, Deer Hunter, Diner Dash, Eternity Warriors, Frontline Commando, Gun Bros, QuizUp, and Tap Sports. The company also creates games based on third-party licensed brands, such as Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, MLB Tap Sports Baseball, and Restaurant Dash with Gordon Ramsay. It markets, sells, and distributes its games primarily through direct-to-consumer digital storefronts worldwide. The company was formerly known as Sorrent, Inc. and changed its name to Glu Mobile Inc. in May 2005. Glu Mobile Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
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