Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) and Informatica (NASDAQ:INFA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitabiliy, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Blackbaud and Informatica, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Blackbaud 2 5 5 0 2.25
Informatica 0 0 0 0 N/A

Blackbaud currently has a consensus target price of $75.44, indicating a potential downside of 11.82%. Given Blackbaud’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Blackbaud is more favorable than Informatica.

Profitability

This table compares Blackbaud and Informatica’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Blackbaud 6.11% 31.13% 6.28%
Informatica N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Blackbaud and Informatica’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Blackbaud $745.18 million 5.34 $126.64 million $0.96 89.13
Informatica N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Blackbaud has higher revenue and earnings than Informatica.

Dividends

Blackbaud pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Informatica does not pay a dividend. Blackbaud pays out 50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Blackbaud beats Informatica on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Blackbaud

Blackbaud, Inc. is a cloud software company. The Company offers a range of cloud and on-premise solutions, as well as a resource network that empowers and connects organizations of all sizes. Its segments include the General Markets Business Unit (the GMBU), the Enterprise Customer Business Unit (the ECBU) and the International Business Unit (the IBU). The GMBU is focused on marketing, sales, delivery and support to all emerging and mid-sized prospects and customers in North America. The ECBU is focused on marketing, sales, delivery and support to all large and/or strategic prospects and customers in North America. The IBU is focused on marketing, sales, delivery and support to all prospects and customers outside of North America. It operates in four geographic regions: the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. Its portfolio of software and services supports nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, digital marketing, advocacy, accounting, payments and analytics.

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation is an independent provider of enterprise data integration software and services. The Company’s product portfolio centers on data offers a range of solutions, both on-premise and in the cloud, for data integration, data quality, big data, master data management, data security, data exchange and data preparation, among others. The Company licenses its software and provides services to end-user customers in a range of industries, including automotive, energy and utilities, entertainment/media, financial services, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, public sector, retail, services, technology, telecommunications and travel/transportation. The Company’s products comprise a data integration platform that allows business and Information Technology (IT) executives, architects and managers to provide relevant data to the business. The Informatica Platform, powered by Vibe virtual data machine, handles various types of data integration and data management projects.

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