Concur Technologies (NASDAQ: CNQR) and Coupa Software (NASDAQ:COUP) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

63.6% of Coupa Software shares are owned by institutional investors. 32.1% of Coupa Software shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Concur Technologies and Coupa Software’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Concur Technologies N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Coupa Software $159.15 million 12.17 -$33.50 million ($0.95) -38.03

Concur Technologies has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Coupa Software.

Profitability

This table compares Concur Technologies and Coupa Software’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Concur Technologies N/A N/A N/A
Coupa Software -24.00% -19.01% -11.91%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Concur Technologies and Coupa Software, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Concur Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Coupa Software 0 4 7 0 2.64

Coupa Software has a consensus price target of $36.09, suggesting a potential downside of 0.11%. Given Coupa Software’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Coupa Software is more favorable than Concur Technologies.

Summary

Coupa Software beats Concur Technologies on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Concur Technologies

Concur Technologies, Inc. (Concur) is a provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions for companies of all industries, sizes, and geographies. The Company delivers cloud computing software solutions. It provides cloud computing software solutions primarily on a subscription basis. The Company’s easy-to-use cloud computing solutions help companies and their employees control costs, save time, and boost productivity by streamlining the expense management, travel procurement, itinerary management, and invoice management processes. By capturing and reporting on activity throughout the travel and expense management process, its solutions provide detailed information to help its customers effectively negotiate with vendors, create budgets, and manage compliance. As of September 30, 2013, the Company had over 20,000 customers in over 150 countries.

About Coupa Software

Coupa Software Incorporated is a United States-based company, which provides a unified, cloud-based spend management platform that connects organizations with suppliers globally. The Company offers spend management cloud applications, which are pre-integrated. The platform offers consumerized financial applications. Its spend management suite includes procurement, invoicing, expenses, sourcing, inventory, contract lifecycle management, budgeting, analytics, open business network, supplier information management and storefront. The platform offers features, such as procure-to-pay solution; online invoice management, and inventory management and tracking software system. Its solutions for business needs include financial compliance and mobile productivity. The Company’s solutions for enterprise resource planning (ERP) include Oracle and NetSuite. The Company offers solutions for industries, including financial, healthcare, oil and gas, retail, technology, and food and beverage.

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