Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Xactly Corp (NASDAQ:XTLY) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Trimble and Xactly Corp’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Trimble $2.45 billion 4.08 $429.60 million $0.69 57.17
Xactly Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Trimble has higher revenue and earnings than Xactly Corp.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Trimble 7.54% 8.11% 5.04%
Xactly Corp -17.64% -354.88% -19.78%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Trimble and Xactly Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Trimble 0 4 4 0 2.50
Xactly Corp 0 6 1 0 2.14

Trimble presently has a consensus target price of $40.43, indicating a potential upside of 2.48%. Xactly Corp has a consensus target price of $17.28, indicating a potential upside of 10.41%. Given Xactly Corp’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Xactly Corp is more favorable than Trimble.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

89.9% of Trimble shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Trimble shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Trimble beats Xactly Corp on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Trimble Company Profile

Trimble Inc., formerly Trimble Navigation Limited, is engaged in providing technology solutions that enable professionals and field mobile workers to transform their work processes. The Company‚Äôs solutions are used across a range of industries, including agriculture, architecture, civil engineering, survey and land administration, construction, geospatial, government, natural resources, transportation and utilities. The Company’s business segments include Building and Infrastructure, Geospatial, Resource and utilities and Transportation. The Buildings and Infrastructure segment serves customers working in architecture, engineering, construction and operations and maintenance. The Geospatial segment primarily serves customers working in surveying, engineering, government and land management. The Resources and Utilities segment serves customers working in agriculture, forestry, and utilities. The Transportation segment serves customers working in transportation.

Xactly Corp Company Profile

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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