Mistras Group (MG) versus Lionbridge Technologies (LIOX) Head-To-Head Contrast

Lionbridge Technologies (NASDAQ: LIOX) and Mistras Group (NYSE:MG) are both industrials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Lionbridge Technologies and Mistras Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lionbridge Technologies 1.97% 12.05% 3.60%
Mistras Group 0.68% 6.16% 3.48%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Lionbridge Technologies and Mistras Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lionbridge Technologies 0 1 0 0 2.00
Mistras Group 1 5 1 0 2.00

Lionbridge Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $5.75, indicating a potential upside of Infinity. Mistras Group has a consensus price target of $36.33, indicating a potential upside of 60.13%. Given Lionbridge Technologies’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Lionbridge Technologies is more favorable than Mistras Group.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Lionbridge Technologies and Mistras Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lionbridge Technologies N/A N/A N/A $0.16 N/A
Mistras Group $719.18 million 0.89 $24.65 million $0.14 162.08

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

63.3% of Lionbridge Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.9% of Mistras Group shares are held by institutional investors. 11.4% of Lionbridge Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 44.7% of Mistras Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Lionbridge Technologies beats Mistras Group on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Lionbridge Technologies

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. is a United States-based company, which provides translation, online marketing, global content management and application testing solutions. The Company enables more than 800 brands to manage international market share and engage their customers in local markets across the world. It offers various solutions, such as Language Translation Services, Global Marketing Services, Website Translation and Localization, Engineering, Technical Publications and Training, Testing Services and Translation Technology. Its portfolio of language translation services includes Website Translation, Software Localization, Real-Time Translation for Chat and Forums, and Interpreter Services. Its Data Management Services allow companies to manage unprocessed data from multiple languages. Its Crowd translation of user-generated content (blogs, messages, surveys, reviews) allows clients to repurpose pieces of consumer advocacy for a new target language.

About Mistras Group

Mistras Group, Inc. offers asset protection solutions and is a provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions used to evaluate the structural integrity and reliability of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure. The Company’s segments are Services segment, which provides asset protection solutions in North America with concentration on the United States along with a Canadian services business, consisting of non-destructive testing, and inspection and engineering services that are used to evaluate structural integrity and reliability of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure; International segment, which offers services, products and systems similar to those of its Services and Products and Systems segments to markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America, and Products and Systems segment, which designs, manufactures, sells, installs and services asset protection products and systems, including equipment and instrumentation.

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