Verint Systems (NASDAQ: VRNT) and Park City Group (NASDAQ:PCYG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Verint Systems and Park City Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Verint Systems -1.90% 10.01% 4.46%
Park City Group 17.01% 8.16% 6.52%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Verint Systems and Park City Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Verint Systems 1 2 4 0 2.43
Park City Group 0 0 1 0 3.00

Verint Systems currently has a consensus price target of $43.86, indicating a potential upside of 6.58%. Given Verint Systems’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Verint Systems is more favorable than Park City Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.8% of Verint Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.2% of Park City Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Verint Systems shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 37.5% of Park City Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Verint Systems and Park City Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Verint Systems $1.06 billion 2.42 $97.49 million ($0.32) -128.59
Park City Group $17.55 million 13.38 $4.08 million $0.11 110.01

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

Risk & Volatility

Verint Systems has a beta of 1.25, meaning that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Park City Group has a beta of 1.32, meaning that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Park City Group beats Verint Systems on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Verint Systems Company Profile

Verint Systems Inc. offers Actionable Intelligence solutions. The Company delivers its Actionable Intelligence solutions through two operating segments: Customer Engagement Solutions and Cyber Intelligence Solutions. It is a provider of customer engagement software and services that can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud. Its Customer Engagement vision is powered by its Actionable Intelligence platform to generate intelligence from structured and unstructured data. It offers solutions that help organizations empower their customers and employees through intelligence that can be shared enterprise-wide. It is a provider of security and intelligence data mining software. Its solutions are used for a range of applications, including predictive intelligence, advanced and complex investigations, security threat analysis, and electronic data and physical assets protection, as well as for generating legal evidence and preventing criminal activity and terrorism.

Park City Group Company Profile

Park City Group, Inc. is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider. The Company delivers its services through software products designed, developed, marketed and supported by the Company. The Company also has a Professional Services business, which conducts customization, implementation and training. The Company has approximately two services groups, such as The Business Analytics Group and The Professional Services Group. The Business Analytics Group offers business-consulting services to suppliers and retailers in the grocery, convenience store and specialty retail industries. The Professional Services Group provides consulting services. The Company’s solutions include Advanced Commerce and Supply-Chain Solutions, and Food Safety Solutions. The Company’s primary advanced commerce and supply-chain solutions include Scan Based Trading, ScoreTracker, Vendor Managed Inventory, Store Level Replenishment, Enterprise Supply Chain Planning, Fresh Market Manager and ActionManager.

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