DealerTrack Technologies (TRAK) and Trimble Navigation (TRMB) Head-To-Head Comparison

DealerTrack Technologies (NASDAQ: TRAK) and Trimble Navigation (NASDAQ:TRMB) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares DealerTrack Technologies and Trimble Navigation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DealerTrack Technologies -3.45% -3.48% -1.59%
Trimble Navigation 7.66% 12.97% 8.05%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.7% of Trimble Navigation shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Trimble Navigation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for DealerTrack Technologies and Trimble Navigation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DealerTrack Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Trimble Navigation 0 5 5 0 2.50

Trimble Navigation has a consensus target price of $41.22, suggesting a potential upside of 0.86%.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares DealerTrack Technologies and Trimble Navigation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DealerTrack Technologies N/A N/A N/A ($0.67) N/A
Trimble Navigation $2.36 billion 4.36 $132.40 million $0.76 53.78

Trimble Navigation has higher revenue and earnings than DealerTrack Technologies. DealerTrack Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Trimble Navigation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Trimble Navigation beats DealerTrack Technologies on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About DealerTrack Technologies

Dealertrack Technologies, Inc. provides Web-based software solutions and services. The Company provides solutions and services for segments of the automotive retail industry, including dealers, lenders, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), third-party retailers, aftermarket providers and other service providers. Dealertrack operates the online credit application networks in the United States and Canada. The Company’s solutions includes Digital Marketing solutions, Dealer Management solutions, F&I solutions, Inventory solutions, Registration & Titling solutions, and Collateral Management solutions. Digital Marketing solutions include digital marketing tools, such as desktop and mobile Website design, search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), social media and reputation management tools. Registration & Titling solutions include online and cross-state vehicle registration services.

About Trimble Navigation

Trimble Inc., formerly Trimble Navigation Limited, is engaged in providing technology solutions that enable professionals and field mobile workers to transform their work processes. The Company’s solutions are used across a range of industries, including agriculture, architecture, civil engineering, survey and land administration, construction, geospatial, government, natural resources, transportation and utilities. The Company’s business segments include Building and Infrastructure, Geospatial, Resource and utilities and Transportation. The Buildings and Infrastructure segment serves customers working in architecture, engineering, construction and operations and maintenance. The Geospatial segment primarily serves customers working in surveying, engineering, government and land management. The Resources and Utilities segment serves customers working in agriculture, forestry, and utilities. The Transportation segment serves customers working in transportation.

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