Tibco Software (NASDAQ: TIBX) and Paylocity Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:PCTY) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tibco Software N/A N/A N/A
Paylocity Holding Corporation 2.24% 6.13% 0.71%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tibco Software and Paylocity Holding Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tibco Software N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Paylocity Holding Corporation $300.01 million 8.21 $18.88 million $0.12 396.75

Paylocity Holding Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Tibco Software.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Tibco Software and Paylocity Holding Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tibco Software 0 0 0 0 N/A
Paylocity Holding Corporation 0 6 8 0 2.57

Paylocity Holding Corporation has a consensus target price of $51.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.12%. Given Paylocity Holding Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Paylocity Holding Corporation is more favorable than Tibco Software.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

60.9% of Paylocity Holding Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 53.1% of Paylocity Holding Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Paylocity Holding Corporation beats Tibco Software on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Tibco Software

TIBCO Software Inc (TIBCO) is a provider of middleware and infrastructure software. The Company’s standards-based software platform enables customers to create flexible, event-driven applications from infrastructure and deliver real-time, actionable insights. It offers a range of software products. It’s products are licensed by companies all over the globe in diverse industries, such as financial services, telecommunications, energy, retail, life sciences, manufacturing, transportation, government, insurance, and business services sectors. The Company’s software is capable of correlating, in real-time, information about an organization’s operations and performance with information about expected behavior and business rules. Its main shareholder is Vista Equity Partners.

About Paylocity Holding Corporation

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.

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