Critical Analysis: AppYea (OTCMKTS:APYP) & EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM)

AppYea (OTCMKTS:APYPGet Rating) and EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAMGet Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

AppYea has a beta of 3.73, suggesting that its stock price is 273% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EPAM Systems has a beta of 1.81, suggesting that its stock price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares AppYea and EPAM Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AppYea N/A N/A N/A
EPAM Systems 12.82% 21.10% 15.37%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of AppYea shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.7% of EPAM Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of AppYea shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.8% of EPAM Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for AppYea and EPAM Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AppYea 0 0 0 0 N/A
EPAM Systems 0 2 9 0 2.82

EPAM Systems has a consensus price target of $452.40, indicating a potential upside of 55.97%. Given EPAM Systems’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe EPAM Systems is more favorable than AppYea.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares AppYea and EPAM Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AppYea N/A N/A -$1.07 million N/A N/A
EPAM Systems $3.76 billion 4.39 $481.65 million $8.15 35.59

EPAM Systems has higher revenue and earnings than AppYea.

Summary

EPAM Systems beats AppYea on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

AppYea Company Profile (Get Rating)

AppYea, Inc., a development stage company, engages in the acquisition, purchase, maintenance, and creation of mobile software applications. It provides mobile applications for iOS, Google Play, and Amazon platforms. The company's applications include Duck Quest and Ball Bearing Racer for kids, and Cheap RX. It also markets diagnostic testing services to physician offices, clinics, hospitals, long term care facilities, healthcare groups, and other healthcare providers; and provides advertisement services on the free versions of its mobile applications. AppYea, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida.

EPAM Systems Company Profile (Get Rating)

EPAM Systems, Inc. provides digital platform engineering and software development services worldwide. The company offers engineering services, including requirements analysis and platform selection, customization, cross-platform migration, implementation, and integration; infrastructure management services, such as software development, testing, and maintenance with private, public, and mobile infrastructures for application, database, network, server, storage, and systems operations management, as well as monitoring, incident notification, and resolution services; and maintenance and support services. It also provides operation solutions comprising integrated engineering practices and smart automation; and optimization solutions that include software application testing, test management, automation, and consulting services to enable customers enhance their existing software testing and quality assurance practices, as well as other testing services that identify threats and close loopholes to protect its customers' business systems from information loss. In addition, the company offers business, experience, technology, data, and technical advisory consulting services; and digital and service design solutions, which comprise strategy, design, creative, and program management services, as well as physical product development, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and virtual reality. It serves the financial services, travel and consumer, software and hi-tech, business information and media, life sciences and healthcare, and other industries. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

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