Contrasting InterCloud Systems (OTCMKTS:ICLD) and GrubHub (OTCMKTS:GRUB)

GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB) and InterCloud Systems (OTCMKTS:ICLD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares GrubHub and InterCloud Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GrubHub $1.01 billion 3.86 $78.48 million $1.23 34.58
InterCloud Systems $34.52 million 0.01 -$44.33 million N/A N/A

GrubHub has higher revenue and earnings than InterCloud Systems.

Risk and Volatility

GrubHub has a beta of 1.21, meaning that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, InterCloud Systems has a beta of 2.88, meaning that its stock price is 188% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares GrubHub and InterCloud Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GrubHub 0.32% 2.89% 1.90%
InterCloud Systems N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for GrubHub and InterCloud Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GrubHub 2 21 5 0 2.11
InterCloud Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

GrubHub presently has a consensus price target of $63.33, indicating a potential upside of 48.91%. Given GrubHub’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe GrubHub is more favorable than InterCloud Systems.

Summary

GrubHub beats InterCloud Systems on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About GrubHub

Grubhub Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides an online and mobile platform for restaurant pick-up and delivery orders in the United States. The company connects approximately 105,000 local restaurants with diners with diners in various cities. It offers Grubhub, Seamless, and Eat24 mobile applications and mobile Websites; and operates Websites through grubhub.com, seamless.com, eat24.com, and menupages.com. The company also provides corporate program that offers employees with various food and ordering options, including options for individual meals, group ordering, and catering, as well as proprietary tools that consolidate various food ordering into a single online account. In addition, it offers Allmenus.com and MenuPages.com, which provide an aggregated database of approximately 440,000 menus from restaurants in 50 U.S. states; Grubhub for Restaurants, a responsive Web application that can be accessed from computers and mobile devices, as well as Grubhub-provided tablets; point of sale (POS) integration, which allows restaurants to manage Grubhub orders and update their menus directly from their existing POS system; and Website and mobile application design and hosting services for restaurants, as well as technology and fulfillment services, including order transmission and customer relationship management tools. The company was formerly known as GrubHub Seamless Inc. and changed its name to Grubhub Inc. in February 2014. Grubhub Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

About InterCloud Systems

InterCloud Systems, Inc. provides networking orchestration and automation for software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization environments to telecommunications service provider and corporate enterprise markets in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Applications and Infrastructure and Professional Services. The Applications and Infrastructure segment provides applications and services, including SDN training, SDN software development and integration, and vertical network function validation; and cabling and other field installations, as well as designs, engineers, installs, and maintains various types of Wi-Fi and DAS networks to enterprise customers. The Professional Services segment engages in the design and deployment of SDN and software-defined wide area networking solutions for enterprise and carrier accounts. The company is based in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.

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