Appian Corporation (NASDAQ: APPN) and Talend (NASDAQ:TLND) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Appian Corporation and Talend’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Appian Corporation N/A N/A N/A
Talend -20.62% -159.94% -17.00%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Appian Corporation and Talend, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Appian Corporation 0 4 1 0 2.20
Talend 0 0 6 0 3.00

Appian Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $18.50, suggesting a potential downside of 28.71%. Talend has a consensus price target of $39.40, suggesting a potential upside of 1.29%. Given Talend’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Talend is more favorable than Appian Corporation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Appian Corporation and Talend’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Appian Corporation $146.02 million 10.68 -$25.50 million N/A N/A
Talend $126.53 million 8.60 -$24.55 million ($0.99) -39.29

Talend has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Appian Corporation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

11.6% of Appian Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.5% of Talend shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Appian Corporation Company Profile

Appian Corporation provides a low-code software development platform as a service that enables organizations to develop applications. Through Company’s platform, organizations can design, build and implement, enterprise-grade custom applications. Decision makers can reimagine their products, services, processes and customer interactions. The Company’s platform automates the creation of forms, data flows, records, reports and other software elements. The Company’s SAIL technology allows developers to create an application once and deploy it everywhere. The Company’s products include business process management (BPM) software, case management, mobile application development and platform as a service. The Company provides its services to a range of industries including energy, insurance, health payers and providers, manufacturing, public sector, retail and transportation.

Talend Company Profile

Talend SA is a provider of open source integration solutions for data-oriented companies and integration platform under Apache Spark. The Company’s platform enables users to connect data and applications on-premise or in the cloud, in real time or in batch, Big Data or reference data. Its commercial products are Data Fabric, Big Data Integration, Real-Time Big Data, Data Preparation, Data Integration, Cloud Integration, Data Quality, Application Integration, Master Data Management and metadata Manager. Its free products are Data Preparation and Talend Open Studio, including Open Studio for Big Data, Open Studio for Data Integration, Open Studio for Data Quality, Open Studio for ESB and Open Studio for MDM. Its product, Talend Data Fabric, is a data platform. Talend Data Fabric combines big data, data integration, cloud, reference data management, data preparation and application integration in a single platform with a common development environment and management.

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