Reviewing VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) & Asure Software (ASUR)

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Asure Software (NASDAQ:ASUR) and VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) 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, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

61.0% of Asure Software shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.9% of VASCO Data Security International shares are owned by institutional investors. 18.2% of Asure Software shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.5% of VASCO Data Security International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Asure Software and VASCO Data Security International’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Asure Software $54.44 million 1.60 -$5.72 million $0.45 12.93
VASCO Data Security International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

VASCO Data Security International has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Asure Software.

Profitability

This table compares Asure Software and VASCO Data Security International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Asure Software -13.56% 8.21% 2.51%
VASCO Data Security International N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Asure Software and VASCO Data Security International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Asure Software 0 1 6 0 2.86
VASCO Data Security International 0 1 2 0 2.67

Asure Software presently has a consensus price target of $14.43, indicating a potential upside of 147.91%. VASCO Data Security International has a consensus price target of $23.00, indicating a potential upside of ∞. Given VASCO Data Security International’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe VASCO Data Security International is more favorable than Asure Software.

Summary

Asure Software beats VASCO Data Security International on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Asure Software

Asure Software Inc. provides cloud-based software-as-a-service time and labor management, and workspace management solutions worldwide. The company's product line includes AsureSpace workplace management solutions that enable organizations to manage their office environments and optimize real estate utilization; and AsureForce time and labor management solutions to help organizations optimize workforce, as well as control labor administration costs and activities. It also offers AsureHCM, an integrated cloud-based platform that provides human resource services ranging from human resource management and payroll to benefits, talent acquisition, and performance management; Evolution HCM, an AsureHCM channel product that provide users with the flexibility and best practices to handle clients; and AsureConsulting that offers a suite of services to assist organizations through the entire employee lifecycle. In addition, it provides SmartView occupancy sensors and analytics platform that offers insights, which allow companies to make strategic decisions about real estate investments and workplace design; and SmartMove, a move management software that help companies design floorplans and track permanent seat assignments, as well as manage assets, such as telephones, laptops, desks, chairs, and other items assigned to an employee. Further, the company provides AsureSpace Resource Scheduler, a solution for the digital workplace that features conference room and desk reservations, service management, interactive floorplans, visitor management, calendar and Web conference integrations, and reporting; and NowSpace, a mobile app for Apple and Android devices that enables mobile workers to find and reserve desks and conference rooms from their smart phones. It serves clients ranging from Fortune 500 to small and mid-sized businesses directly, as well as through reseller and referral partners. Asure Software Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

About VASCO Data Security International

VASCO Data Security International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and markets digital solutions for identity, security, and business productivity worldwide. The company offers DIGIPASS software authenticators; DIGIPASS for Apps, a software development kit; DIGIPASS for Mobile, a mobile authenticator that operates as a discrete mobile application; IDENTIKEY Risk Manager, an anti-fraud solution; and application shielding with runtime application self-protection that neutralizes the threat of attacks on mobile apps. It also provides eSignLive eSignature solution; and eSignLive eVault Manager, a Web-based platform that provides mortgage lenders, auto financers, equipment lessors, and other financial services organizations the means to store, assign, and service electronic mortgage notes, and secured loans and leases. In addition, the company offers VACMAN solutions; DIGIPASS hardware authenticators to support authentication and digital signatures for applications running on desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, and smart phones; and IDENTIKEY Authentication Server, an authentication server that supports the deployment, use, and administration of DIGIPASS strong user authentication. It sells its products to financial institutions, businesses, and government organizations through direct sales force, distributors, resellers, systems integrators, and original equipment manufacturers. VASCO Data Security International, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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