Mongodb (NASDAQ:MDB) vs. Mimecast (NASDAQ:MIME) Financial Contrast

Mimecast (NASDAQ:MIME) and Mongodb (NASDAQ:MDB) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

71.7% of Mimecast shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.6% of Mongodb shares are held by institutional investors. 29.0% of Mimecast shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 25.1% of Mongodb shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Mimecast and Mongodb, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mimecast 0 2 14 0 2.88
Mongodb 1 5 9 0 2.53

Mimecast currently has a consensus price target of $54.20, indicating a potential upside of 8.03%. Mongodb has a consensus price target of $157.25, indicating a potential upside of 0.01%. Given Mimecast’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Mimecast is more favorable than Mongodb.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mimecast and Mongodb’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mimecast $340.38 million 9.04 -$7.00 million ($0.07) -716.71
Mongodb $267.02 million 32.58 -$99.01 million ($1.72) -91.41

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


This table compares Mimecast and Mongodb’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mimecast -2.06% -2.72% -0.83%
Mongodb -39.68% -44.47% -14.57%

Risk & Volatility

Mimecast has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mongodb has a beta of 0.16, meaning that its share price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Mimecast beats Mongodb on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mimecast Company Profile

Mimecast Limited, a email and data security company, provides cloud security and risk management services for corporate information and email. The company offers Mimecast Email Security services, including targeted threat protection services, such as URL Protect that addresses the threat from emails containing malicious links; Attachment Protect that reduces threat from weaponized or malware-laden attachments used in spear-phishing and other attacks; Impersonation Protect that gives protection from malware-less social engineering attacks; and Internal Email Protect, which allows customers to monitor, detect, and remediate security threats that originate from within their internal email systems. Its Mimecast Email Security services also comprise Secure Messaging for sharing sensitive information with external contacts through email; Large File Send that enables employees to create security and compliance risks when they turn to file sharing services; and Data Leak Prevention, which prevents the inadvertent or malicious loss of sensitive corporate data with advanced data leak prevention and content controls. In addition, the company offers Mimecast Mailbox Continuity, which protects email and data against the threat of downtime as a result of system failure, natural disasters, planned maintenance, system upgrades, and migrations; and Mimecast Enterprise Information Archiving that offers cloud archive consolidation of inbound, outbound and internal email, files, and instant messaging in an archive, as well as incorporates legacy data from additional archives into the same searchable store. Further, it provides Service Bundles, a unified service managed from a single administration console; and Mimecast Mobile and Desktop Apps for mobile, PC, and Mac users to get self-service access to security features. The company sells its services through direct sales and channel partners. Mimecast Limited was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Mongodb Company Profile

MongoDB, Inc. operates as a general purpose database platform worldwide. The company offers MongoDB Enterprise Advanced, a subscription package for enterprise customers to run in the cloud, on-premise, or in a hybrid environment; MongoDB Atlas, a cloud-hosted database-as-a-service solution; and Community Server, a free-to-download version of its database, which includes the functionality that developers need to get started with MongoDB. It also provides professional services, such as consulting and training. The company was formerly known as 10gen, Inc. and changed its name to MongoDB, Inc. in August 2013. MongoDB, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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