Head to Head Review: EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) vs. Bright Mountain Media (NYSE:BMTM)

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

Risk & Volatility

Bright Mountain Media has a beta of -0.36, indicating that its share price is 136% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EPAM Systems has a beta of 1.41, indicating that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bright Mountain Media $1.74 million 65.42 -$5.22 million N/A N/A
EPAM Systems $1.84 billion 5.72 $240.26 million $3.91 49.33

EPAM Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Bright Mountain Media.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.4% of EPAM Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 61.6% of Bright Mountain Media shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.3% of EPAM Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Bright Mountain Media and EPAM Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bright Mountain Media 0 0 0 0 N/A
EPAM Systems 1 2 6 0 2.56

EPAM Systems has a consensus price target of $157.00, indicating a potential downside of 18.60%. Given EPAM Systems’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe EPAM Systems is more favorable than Bright Mountain Media.

Profitability

This table compares Bright Mountain Media and EPAM Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bright Mountain Media -232.26% -166.65% -84.07%
EPAM Systems 12.19% 19.56% 15.15%

Summary

EPAM Systems beats Bright Mountain Media on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Bright Mountain Media

Bright Mountain Media, Inc., a digital media holding company, owns and manages Websites in the United States. It operates through two segments, Product Sales and Advertising. The company operates Websites, which provides information, news, and entertainment to military, law enforcement, first responders, and other public safety employees. It also sells various products, including watches, clocks, apparels, and accessories through its Websites, e-commerce distributor portals, and retail locations. In addition, it owns Daily Engage Media, an advertisement network that offers video, display, mobile, and native advertisements, as well as provides focused promotion for advertisers of products and services. The company was formerly known as Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation and changed its name to Bright Mountain Media, Inc. in December 2015. Bright Mountain Media, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida.

About EPAM Systems

EPAM Systems, Inc. provides software product development and digital platform engineering services primarily in North America, Europe, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Asia, and Australia. 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 its proprietary platforms, 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 industry, technology, experience, 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. 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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