Lanyon Solutions (ACTV) versus j2 Global (JCOM) Head-To-Head Analysis

j2 Global (NASDAQ: JCOM) and Lanyon Solutions (NYSE:ACTV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares j2 Global and Lanyon Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
j2 Global 14.74% 26.62% 11.63%
Lanyon Solutions N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares j2 Global and Lanyon Solutions’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
j2 Global $989.80 million 3.60 $384.15 million $2.98 24.71
Lanyon Solutions N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

j2 Global has higher revenue and earnings than Lanyon Solutions.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for j2 Global and Lanyon Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
j2 Global 0 1 3 0 2.75
Lanyon Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A

j2 Global presently has a consensus target price of $101.00, suggesting a potential upside of 37.17%. Given j2 Global’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe j2 Global is more favorable than Lanyon Solutions.

Dividends

j2 Global pays an annual dividend of $1.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Lanyon Solutions does not pay a dividend. j2 Global pays out 51.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

j2 Global beats Lanyon Solutions on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About j2 Global

j2 Global, Inc. is a provider of services delivered through the Internet. The Company provides cloud services to businesses of all sizes, from individuals to enterprises. The Company operates in two segments: Business Cloud Services and Digital Media. The Company’s Digital Media business segment consists of the Web properties and business operations of Ziff Davis, Inc. (Ziff Davis). The Company’s cloud services and solutions include fax, voice and unified communications, email and customer relationship management, online backup, global network and operations, and customer support services. In February 2013, it acquired IGN Entertainment, Inc. On November 9, 2012, the Company acquired Ziff Davis. Effective March 18, 2013, it acquired MetroFax Inc. In April 2013, the Company acquired Backup Connect BV.

About Lanyon Solutions

The Active Network, Inc. is a provider of organization-based cloud computing applications serving a range of customer groups, including business solutions, community activities, outdoors and sports. The Company operates in two segments: Technology and Marketing services. The technology revenue segment is primarily composed of net registration revenue, which is made up of the technology fee. Technology revenue also includes software licensing, installation, training, maintenance and hosting subscriptions. The marketing services revenue segment includes online services, field marketing services and membership programs.

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