Reviewing Avaya Holdings Corp. (AVYA)’s and IHS Markit Ltd. (NASDAQ:INFO)’s results

We are comparing Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE:AVYA) and IHS Markit Ltd. (NASDAQ:INFO) on their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation. They both are Business Services companies, competing one another.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Avaya Holdings Corp. 2.84B 0.57 454.00M 0.50 30.34
IHS Markit Ltd. 4.01B 5.43 542.30M 0.99 54.28

Table 1 highlights Avaya Holdings Corp. and IHS Markit Ltd.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation. IHS Markit Ltd. has higher revenue and earnings than Avaya Holdings Corp. The company that is presently more affordable of the two stocks is the one that has a lower price-to-earnings ratio. Avaya Holdings Corp. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than IHS Markit Ltd., indicating that it is presently more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

Table 2 has Avaya Holdings Corp. and IHS Markit Ltd.’s return on equity, net margins and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Avaya Holdings Corp. 15.99% 3.1% 0.8%
IHS Markit Ltd. 13.52% 6.8% 3.5%

Liquidity

Avaya Holdings Corp.’s Current Ratio and Quick Ratio are 1.3 and 1.3 respectively. The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of its competitor IHS Markit Ltd. are 0.5 and 0.5 respectively. Avaya Holdings Corp. therefore has a better chance of paying off short and long-term obligations compared to IHS Markit Ltd.

Analyst Ratings

Avaya Holdings Corp. and IHS Markit Ltd. Ratings and Recommendations are available in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Avaya Holdings Corp. 0 0 1 3.00
IHS Markit Ltd. 0 1 0 2.00

$22 is Avaya Holdings Corp.’s consensus target price while its potential upside is 51.31%. Competitively IHS Markit Ltd. has an average target price of $56, with potential upside of 2.71%. Based on the results delivered earlier, Avaya Holdings Corp. is looking more favorable than IHS Markit Ltd., analysts opinion.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors owned 0% of Avaya Holdings Corp. shares and 98.7% of IHS Markit Ltd. shares. Insiders owned roughly 0.7% of Avaya Holdings Corp.’s shares. Insiders Competitively, owned 0.3% of IHS Markit Ltd. shares.

Performance

In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Avaya Holdings Corp. -6.85% -9.93% -1.55% -33.81% -27.48% 4.6%
IHS Markit Ltd. 1.09% 3.18% 1.38% -2.42% 16.3% 11.67%

For the past year Avaya Holdings Corp.’s stock price has smaller growth than IHS Markit Ltd.

Summary

IHS Markit Ltd. beats Avaya Holdings Corp. on 11 of the 15 factors.

Avaya Holdings Corp. operates as a holding company which through its subsidiary, develops business collaboration and communications solutions worldwide. The company was formerly known as Sierra Holdings Corp. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Santa Clara, California. On January 19, 2017, Avaya Holdings Corp. filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. It is in joint administration with Avaya Inc.

IHS Markit Ltd. provides critical information, analytics, and solutions for various industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The companyÂ’s information, analytics, and solutions enhance operational efficiency and provide deep insights for customers in business, finance, and government. Its Resources segment offers upstream, midstream, downstream, and power/gas/coal/renewables services. This segment also provides data for manufacturing processes, as well as capital expenditure, cost, price, production, trade, demand, and capacity industry analysis and forecasts. The companyÂ’s Transportation segment offers authoritative analysis and forecasts of sales and production for light vehicles, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, powertrain, components, and technology systems; and performance measurement tools and marketing solutions for car makers, dealers, and agencies. It also provides comprehensive data on ships, as well as monthly import and export statistics on approximately 80 countries; and specifications for military vehicles, naval vessels, and aircraft types. Its Consolidated Markets & Solutions segment offers content and analysis on engineering and technical standards, codes, specifications, handbooks, reference books, journals, and other scientific and technical documents, as well as software-based engineering decision engines; components and devices, performance analytics, and end market intelligence for technology, media, and telecom industries; and economic and risk data, forecast, and analytic tools. The companyÂ’s Financial Services segment provides pricing and reference data, indices, valuation and trading services, trade processing, enterprise software, and managed services to traders, portfolio managers, risk managers, research professionals, and other financial markets participants, as well as operations, compliance, and enterprise data managers. IHS Markit Ltd. was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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