Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ: SNCR) and Incontact (NASDAQ:SAAS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitabiliy.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Synchronoss Technologies and Incontact, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Synchronoss Technologies 1 5 2 0 2.13
Incontact 0 0 0 0 N/A

Synchronoss Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $26.00, indicating a potential upside of 60.49%. Given Synchronoss Technologies’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Synchronoss Technologies is more favorable than Incontact.

Profitability

This table compares Synchronoss Technologies and Incontact’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Synchronoss Technologies 3.38% 11.20% 6.21%
Incontact -10.24% -22.75% -10.27%

Risk and Volatility

Synchronoss Technologies has a beta of 1.73, indicating that its share price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Incontact has a beta of 1.51, indicating that its share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.6% of Synchronoss Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.5% of Incontact shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.0% of Synchronoss Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.3% of Incontact shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Synchronoss Technologies and Incontact’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Synchronoss Technologies $476.75 million 1.49 $54.33 million $0.44 36.82
Incontact N/A N/A N/A ($0.31) -45.13

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

Summary

Synchronoss Technologies beats Incontact on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Synchronoss Technologies Company Profile

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. is a global software and services company, which provides technologies and services for the mobile transformation of business. The Company’s portfolio in the Consumer and Enterprise markets contains offerings, such as personal cloud, secure-mobility, identity management and scalable messaging platforms, products and solutions. Its products and platforms are designed to enable multiple converged communication services to be managed across a range of distribution channels, including e-commerce, m-commerce, telesales, customer stores, indirect and other retail outlets. The Company operates in and markets their solutions and services directly through their sales organizations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. It delivers technologies for mobile transformation to service provider and enterprise customers in regulated verticals and use cases.

Incontact Company Profile

inContact, Inc. (inContact) is a provider of cloud contact center software solutions. The Company provides a range of cloud contact center call routing, self-service and agent optimization solutions. The Company operates through two business segments: Software and Network connectivity. inContact’s Software segment includes the services related to the delivery of its cloud contact center software solutions. Its Network connectivity segment includes the voice and data long distance services provided to customers. It offers its products and services to its customers in approximately five vertical markets, such as customer services and sales business process outsourcers (BPOs), retail and direct response, healthcare providers, utilities, and state and local Government. It provides software, which includes Automatic call distributing, Computer telephony integration, Interactive voice response with speech recognition, Outbound dialer, Screen recording and Interactive reporting tool.

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