Upland Software (NASDAQ: UPLD) is one of 97 publicly-traded companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Upland Software to related companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

26.9% of Upland Software shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.4% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 30.2% of Upland Software shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 22.5% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Upland Software and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Upland Software -19.10% -23.25% -9.34%
Upland Software Competitors -25.29% -211.37% -8.18%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Upland Software and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Upland Software 0 1 5 0 2.83
Upland Software Competitors 342 2036 3877 107 2.59

Upland Software presently has a consensus target price of $27.25, indicating a potential upside of 23.98%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 4.44%. Given Upland Software’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Upland Software is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

Upland Software has a beta of 0.52, meaning that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Upland Software’s competitors have a beta of 1.13, meaning that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Upland Software and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Upland Software $82.65 million $9.22 million -23.89
Upland Software Competitors $1.27 billion $348.15 million 37.20

Upland Software’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Upland Software. Upland Software is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

About Upland Software

Upland Software Inc. is a provider of cloud-based enterprise work management software. The Company provides a family of cloud-based enterprise work management software applications for the information technology, process excellence, finance, professional services and marketing functions within organizations. Its software applications serve a range of enterprise work management needs, from strategic planning to task execution. It services customers ranging from corporations and Government agencies to small- and medium-sized businesses. Its customers operate in a range of industries, including financial services, retail, technology, manufacturing, education, consumer goods, media, and telecommunications, Government, food and beverage, healthcare and life sciences, chemicals and travel and hospitality. The Company provides a family of cloud-based enterprise work management software applications under the Upland brand.

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