Head to Head Review: Kyndryl (NYSE:KD) versus IonQ (NYSE:IONQ)

Kyndryl (NYSE:KDGet Rating) and IonQ (NYSE:IONQGet Rating) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Kyndryl and IonQ’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kyndryl N/A N/A N/A
IonQ N/A -10.75% -8.54%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

44.5% of Kyndryl shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.9% of IonQ shares are held by institutional investors. 14.1% of IonQ 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kyndryl and IonQ’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kyndryl $18.66 billion 0.17 -$2.32 billion N/A N/A
IonQ $2.10 million 529.94 -$106.19 million N/A N/A

IonQ has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Kyndryl.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Kyndryl and IonQ, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kyndryl 0 1 0 0 2.00
IonQ 0 1 0 0 2.00

Kyndryl currently has a consensus price target of $22.00, indicating a potential upside of 59.19%. IonQ has a consensus price target of $12.33, indicating a potential upside of 119.06%. Given IonQ’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe IonQ is more favorable than Kyndryl.

Kyndryl Company Profile (Get Rating)

Kyndryl Holdings, Inc. operates as a technology services company and IT infrastructure services provider worldwide. The company offers cloud services; core enterprise and cloud services; application, data, and artificial intelligence services; digital workplace services; security and resiliency services; and network services and edge services. It serves financial, telecommunications, retail, automobile, and transportation industries. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

IonQ Company Profile (Get Rating)

IonQ, Inc. engages in the development of general-purpose quantum computing systems. It sells access to quantum computers with 20 qubits. The company makes access to its quantum computers through cloud platforms, such as Amazon Web Services' (AWS) Amazon Braket, Microsoft's Azure Quantum, and Google's Cloud Marketplace, as well as through its cloud service. IonQ, Inc. was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in College Park, Maryland.

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