Paylocity Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: PCTY) and Determine (NASDAQ:DTRM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Paylocity Holding Corporation and Determine’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Paylocity Holding Corporation $283.79 million 8.20 $16.59 million $0.08 564.75
Determine $27.46 million 1.16 -$6.18 million ($0.81) -3.25

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


This table compares Paylocity Holding Corporation and Determine’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Paylocity Holding Corporation 1.81% 5.24% 0.54%
Determine -34.41% -106.24% -17.32%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

63.7% of Paylocity Holding Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.8% of Determine shares are owned by institutional investors. 53.1% of Paylocity Holding Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.0% of Determine shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Paylocity Holding Corporation has a beta of 2.27, meaning that its share price is 127% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Determine has a beta of 1.91, meaning that its share price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Paylocity Holding Corporation and Determine, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Paylocity Holding Corporation 0 6 7 0 2.54
Determine 0 0 2 0 3.00

Paylocity Holding Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $48.00, indicating a potential upside of 6.24%. Determine has a consensus price target of $5.50, indicating a potential upside of 109.13%. Given Determine’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Determine is more favorable than Paylocity Holding Corporation.


Paylocity Holding Corporation beats Determine on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Paylocity Holding Corporation Company Profile

Paylocity Holding Corporation is a cloud-based provider of payroll and human capital management (HCM), software solutions for medium-sized organizations. The Company’s services are provided in a software-as-a-service delivery model utilizing its cloud-based platform. The cloud-based platform provides a suite of applications using a multi-tenant architecture. The cloud-based platform features a suite of unified payroll and HCM applications. The Company, through cloud-based platform, offers various products, which include Paylocity Web Pay, Paylocity HR, Paylocity Affordable Care Act Enhanced, Paylocity Impressions, Performance Management, Self-Service HR Portals, Paylocity Recruiting, Paylocity Web Time, Paylocity Web Onboarding, and Paylocity Web Benefits and Paylocity Enterprise Benefits, Powered by bswift. The multi-tenant software platform is configurable and includes a unified suite of payroll and HCM applications, such as time and labor tracking, benefits and talent management.

Determine Company Profile

Determine, Inc., (Determine), formerly Selectica, Inc., is a provider of enterprise contract management, supply management and configuration solutions. The Company is engaged in providing software as a service (SaaS) Source to Pay and Enterprise Contract Lifecyclem Management (ECLM) solutions. Its Source to Pay software suite includes strategic sourcing, supplier management, contract management and procure-to-pay applications. The Determine Cloud Platform gives procurement, finance and legal professionals the ability to deliver insights through analysis of their supplier relationships and contractual requirements. The Determine platform is an open technology infrastructure based on smart process application models. In addition to its source to pay and enterprise contract lifecycle management solutions suite, Determine also provides a configuration engine solution. The Company’s Configuration engine consolidates the management and dissemination of complex product information.

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