Demandware (NYSE: DWRE) and Incontact (NASDAQ:SAAS) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Demandware and Incontact, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Demandware 0 0 0 0 N/A
Incontact 0 1 0 0 2.00

Incontact has a consensus target price of $14.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.07%. Given Incontact’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Incontact is more favorable than Demandware.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Demandware -17.65% -16.30% -12.67%
Incontact -10.24% -22.75% -10.27%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.5% of Incontact shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.3% of Incontact shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Demandware has a beta of 1.46, suggesting that its share price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Incontact has a beta of 1.51, suggesting that its share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Demandware N/A N/A N/A ($1.20) -62.47
Incontact N/A N/A N/A ($0.31) -45.13

Demandware is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Incontact, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Incontact beats Demandware on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Demandware

Demandware, Inc. is a provider of enterprise-class cloud commerce solutions for retailers and branded manufacturers, including solutions for digital commerce and point of sale, as well as order management and intelligence capabilities. The Company’s Demandware Commerce offering is a combination of its cloud platform, community and related services that enables customers to establish and execute complex digital commerce solutions. Demandware Commerce facilitates omni-channel processes, multi-brand and multi-site rollouts, predictive merchandising and in-store operations. Its technology platform is the Demandware Commerce Cloud. The Demandware Commerce Cloud consists of over two primary solutions, such as Demandware Digital and Demandware Store. It also offers Demandware LINK, which includes technology, solution and an end-to end partners. LINK Technology Partners provide customers with access to technologies that complement the Demandware Commerce Cloud through pre-built integrations.

About Incontact

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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