Gridsum Holding (NASDAQ: GSUM) and Tyler Technologies (NYSE:TYL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Gridsum Holding and Tyler Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gridsum Holding N/A N/A N/A ($0.90) -9.54
Tyler Technologies $796.44 million 8.23 $175.52 million $3.02 58.15

Tyler Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Gridsum Holding. Gridsum Holding is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Tyler Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Gridsum Holding and Tyler Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gridsum Holding 0 0 3 0 3.00
Tyler Technologies 0 0 8 0 3.00

Gridsum Holding currently has a consensus price target of $20.87, suggesting a potential upside of 142.92%. Tyler Technologies has a consensus price target of $192.29, suggesting a potential upside of 9.49%. Given Gridsum Holding’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Gridsum Holding is more favorable than Tyler Technologies.

Profitability

This table compares Gridsum Holding and Tyler Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gridsum Holding -26.87% -16.80% -10.15%
Tyler Technologies 14.73% 13.02% 8.94%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

30.5% of Gridsum Holding shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.5% of Tyler Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 10.3% of Tyler Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Tyler Technologies beats Gridsum Holding on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Gridsum Holding Company Profile

Gridsum Holding Inc. is a holding company. The Company provides data analysis software for multinational and domestic enterprises, and government agencies in China. The Company’s technology, the Gridsum Big Data Platform performs multi-dimensional correlation analysis and analyzes real-time events. The Company offers various types of solutions and technologies. The Company’s software products are designed for a range of commercial and governmental applications. The Company’s products focus on digital marketing analytics and automation solutions. The Company offers Web analytics solutions based on data warehouse technology to build solutions on a distributed data warehouse architecture, using the open-source Hadoop framework. The Company delivers its solutions as cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings that manage information technology (IT) support costs by outsourcing hardware and software maintenance and support.

Tyler Technologies Company Profile

Tyler Technologies, Inc. is a provider of information management solutions and services for the public sector, with a focus on local governments. The Company operates through two segments: Enterprise Software (ES) segment and The Appraisal and Tax (A&T) segment. ES segment provides municipal and county governments and schools with software systems and services for information technology and automation needs that includes back-office functions, such as financial management, courts and justice processes, public safety, planning regulatory and maintenance, and land and vital records management. A&T segment provides systems and software that automate the appraisal and assessment of real and personal property, as well as property appraisal outsourcing services for local governments and taxing authorities.

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