SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) and Xactly Corp (NASDAQ:XTLY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for SAP SE and Xactly Corp, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SAP SE 1 4 13 0 2.67
Xactly Corp 0 6 1 0 2.14

SAP SE currently has a consensus target price of $95.40, suggesting a potential downside of 13.19%. Xactly Corp has a consensus target price of $17.28, suggesting a potential upside of 10.41%. Given Xactly Corp’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Xactly Corp is more favorable than SAP SE.

Dividends

SAP SE pays an annual dividend of $0.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Xactly Corp does not pay a dividend. SAP SE pays out 31.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

3.6% of SAP SE shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SAP SE and Xactly Corp’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SAP SE $27.71 billion 4.75 $6.91 billion $3.11 35.34
Xactly Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

SAP SE has higher revenue and earnings than Xactly Corp.

Profitability

This table compares SAP SE and Xactly Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SAP SE 14.81% 14.28% 8.20%
Xactly Corp -17.64% -354.88% -19.78%

Summary

SAP SE beats Xactly Corp on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SAP SE

SAP SE (SAP) is a software and service provider. The Company offers enterprise application software. The Company operates through two segments: Applications, Technology & Services segment, and the SAP Business Network segment. The Applications, Technology & Services segment is engaged in the sale of software licenses, subscriptions to its cloud applications, and related services (primarily support services and various professional services, and support services, as well as implementation services of its software products and education services on the use of its products). The SAP Business Network segment includes its cloud-based collaborative business networks and services relating to the SAP Business Network (including cloud applications, professional services and education services). Within the SAP Business Network segment, the Company markets and sells the cloud offerings developed by SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass and Concur.

About Xactly Corp

Xactly Corporation is a provider of cloud-based incentive compensation solutions for employee and sales performance management. The Company delivers its solutions through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model. The Company has a customer base, including companies in various industries, such as business and financial services, communications, life sciences, media and Internet, SaaS and traditional software, and retail. Its SaaS solutions are delivered through a cloud-based platform. Its solutions support finance, sales, compensation administrators, information technology and human resources personnel in designing, processing and managing incentive compensation. The Company offers products, including Xactly Incent Enterprise, Xactly Incent Express, Xactly Objectives, Xactly Territories, Xactly Insights, Xactly Quota, Xactly Incent Views, Xactly Inspire and Xactly Connect.

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