E2open (NASDAQ: EOPN) and Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ:CSOD) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares E2open and Cornerstone OnDemand’s top-line revenue, earnings per share 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
Cornerstone OnDemand $445.02 million 4.50 -$45.49 million ($1.21) -28.72

E2open has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Cornerstone OnDemand.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.8% of Cornerstone OnDemand shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.6% of Cornerstone OnDemand shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for E2open and Cornerstone OnDemand, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
E2open 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cornerstone OnDemand 2 4 5 1 2.42

Cornerstone OnDemand has a consensus price target of $43.45, indicating a potential upside of 25.05%. Given Cornerstone OnDemand’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Cornerstone OnDemand is more favorable than E2open.

Profitability

This table compares E2open and Cornerstone OnDemand’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
E2open -44.99% -74.59% -31.05%
Cornerstone OnDemand -15.39% -182.51% -8.45%

Summary

Cornerstone OnDemand beats E2open on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About E2open

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.

About Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. is a cloud computing company. The Company provides learning and human capital management software, delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Its human capital management platform combines the talent management solutions with analytics and human resources (HR) administration solutions to enable organizations to manage the employee lifecycle. Its enterprise human capital management platform consists of four product suites: its Recruiting suite, which helps organizations to source and attract candidates, assess and select applicants, onboard new hires and manage the entire recruiting process; its Learning suite, which enables clients to manage training and development programs; its Performance suite, which provides tools to manage goal setting, performance reviews, compensation management and succession planning, and HR Administration suite, which supports employee records administration, workforce planning and compliance reporting.

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