E2open (NASDAQ: EOPN) and Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) are both technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and profitabiliy.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for E2open and Qualys, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
E2open 0 0 0 0 N/A
Qualys 0 11 6 0 2.35

Qualys has a consensus price target of $40.17, indicating a potential downside of 4.71%. Given Qualys’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Qualys is more favorable than E2open.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

74.5% of Qualys shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.2% of Qualys shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares E2open and Qualys’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
E2open -44.99% -74.59% -31.05%
Qualys 17.76% 14.57% 9.20%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares E2open and Qualys’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
E2open N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Qualys $204.80 million 7.62 $48.86 million $0.93 45.32

Qualys has higher revenue and earnings than E2open.

Summary

Qualys beats E2open on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

E2open Company Profile

E2open, LLC is a United States-based provider of supply chain operating network. The Company’s suite of collaborative supply chain solutions include multi-enterprise cloud connectivity, visibility and collaboration, supply management, sensing and planning, replenishment and fulfillment, quality and traceability, supply chain finance, and analytics and visualization. Its multi-enterprise cloud connectivity solution is the network that connects all trading partners, allowing companies to exchange information and work collaboratively, securely and in real time. Its visibility and collaboration solutions provide end-to-end supply chain visibility. Its supply management solutions provide visibility, control and collaborative capabilities across all buy-side processes. Its sensing and planning solutions allow customers to respond to changes at any level of their multi-enterprise supply chain. Its replenishment and fulfillment solutions give customers the visibility and planning support.

Qualys Company Profile

Qualys, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions. The Company’s solutions enable organizations to identify security risks to their information technology (IT) infrastructures, help protect their IT systems and applications from cyber-attacks. Its suite of security and compliance solutions delivered on its Qualys Cloud Platform enables its customers to identify their IT assets, collect and analyze IT security data, discover and prioritize vulnerabilities, recommend remediation actions and verify the implementation of such actions. Its Qualys Cloud Platform consists of a suite of IT security and compliance solutions. The Qualys Cloud Suite includes solutions, such as Vulnerability Management, Continuous Monitoring, Cloud Agent, AssetView, ThreatPROTECT, Policy Compliance, Payment Card Industry Compliance, Security Assessment Questionnaire, Web Application Scanning and Web Application Firewall. It provides its solutions through a software-as-a-service model.

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