Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Cloud Computing Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Cornerstone OnDemand to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.7% of Cornerstone OnDemand shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.5% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.6% of Cornerstone OnDemand shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.2% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cornerstone OnDemand and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Cornerstone OnDemand $445.02 million -$45.49 million -33.14
Cornerstone OnDemand Competitors $933.33 million $18.40 million -80.18

Cornerstone OnDemand’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Cornerstone OnDemand. Cornerstone OnDemand is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Cornerstone OnDemand has a beta of 0.6, meaning that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cornerstone OnDemand’s rivals have a beta of 0.95, meaning that their average stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Cornerstone OnDemand and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cornerstone OnDemand -15.39% -182.51% -8.45%
Cornerstone OnDemand Competitors -57.49% -45.40% -16.58%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Cornerstone OnDemand and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cornerstone OnDemand 2 4 5 1 2.42
Cornerstone OnDemand Competitors 75 452 1480 40 2.73

Cornerstone OnDemand presently has a consensus target price of $43.45, suggesting a potential upside of 8.37%. As a group, “Cloud Computing Services” companies have a potential downside of 1.52%. Given Cornerstone OnDemand’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Cornerstone OnDemand is more favorable than its rivals.


Cornerstone OnDemand rivals beat Cornerstone OnDemand on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

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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