CommerceHub (NASDAQ: CHUBA) and Atlassian Corporation PLC (NASDAQ:TEAM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares CommerceHub and Atlassian Corporation PLC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CommerceHub 10.81% 36.84% 15.62%
Atlassian Corporation PLC -6.86% -1.91% -1.36%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

25.6% of CommerceHub shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.6% of Atlassian Corporation PLC shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for CommerceHub and Atlassian Corporation PLC, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CommerceHub 0 1 3 0 2.75
Atlassian Corporation PLC 0 4 7 0 2.64

CommerceHub presently has a consensus price target of $26.00, indicating a potential upside of 13.09%. Atlassian Corporation PLC has a consensus price target of $40.88, indicating a potential upside of 2.78%. Given CommerceHub’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe CommerceHub is more favorable than Atlassian Corporation PLC.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CommerceHub and Atlassian Corporation PLC’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CommerceHub $105.14 million 9.46 $24.66 million $0.26 88.43
Atlassian Corporation PLC $619.94 million 14.58 -$16.13 million ($0.19) -209.30

CommerceHub has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Atlassian Corporation PLC. Atlassian Corporation PLC is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CommerceHub, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

CommerceHub beats Atlassian Corporation PLC on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

CommerceHub Company Profile

CommerceHub, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based e-commerce fulfillment and marketing solutions that integrate supply, demand and delivery for retailers and consumer brands, manufacturers and distributors. The Company’s end-to-end solutions are provided through the CommerceHub software platform, a hub that streamlines integration and enables transactions among its retailer and supplier customers and their other trading partners, while also enabling them to access the online marketplaces, search engines, social and product advertising and other digital marketing channels where consumers browse and buy. Its solutions also help its customers integrate with the third-party logistics (3PL) providers, including fulfillment and delivery providers that take purchased products to the consumer’s doorstep. The Company’s solutions include Supply Solutions, Demand Solutions and Delivery Solutions.

Atlassian Corporation PLC Company Profile

Atlassian Corporation Plc is a holding company. The Company offers a range of team collaboration products. The Company offers products, including JIRA, Confluence, HipChat, Bitbucket and JIRA Service Desk, for software developers, information technology (IT) managers and knowledge workers. The Company offers JIRA for team planning and project management; Confluence for team content creation and sharing; HipChat for team real-time messaging and communications; Bitbucket for team code sharing and management, and JIRA Service Desk for team service and support applications. JIRA allows teams to organize their work into projects and customize dashboards for those projects to keep their teams aligned and on track. Confluence provides a system for organizing, sharing and securing content in spaces arranged by team, project, department and others. The Company also offers additional tools for software developers, such as FishEye, Clover, Crowd, Crucible, Bamboo and SourceTree.

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