Asure Software (NASDAQ: ASUR) and Cvent (NYSE:CVT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Volatility & Risk

Asure Software has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cvent has a beta of 0.28, suggesting that its share price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Asure Software and Cvent, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Asure Software 0 1 6 0 2.86
Cvent 0 0 0 0 N/A

Asure Software currently has a consensus target price of $16.50, suggesting a potential upside of 48.11%. Given Asure Software’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Asure Software is more favorable than Cvent.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Asure Software and Cvent’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Asure Software $42.76 million 3.24 $5.56 million ($0.23) -48.43
Cvent N/A N/A N/A ($0.57) -63.16

Asure Software has higher revenue and earnings than Cvent. Cvent is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Asure Software, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Asure Software and Cvent’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Asure Software -5.73% 6.93% 1.69%
Cvent -9.84% -12.55% -6.86%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

39.7% of Asure Software shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.3% of Cvent shares are held by institutional investors. 22.7% of Asure Software shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 43.0% of Cvent shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Asure Software beats Cvent on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Asure Software

Asure Software, Inc. is a global provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions that help companies to bring people, time, space and assets together. The Company serves approximately 6,000 clients in over 80 countries. The Company offers a range of solutions to help its clients optimize and manage mobile workforces and global workspaces. Its SaaS-based offerings include asset management, mobile room scheduling, mobile time tracking, scheduling software, space utilization solutions, tablet-based time clocks, time clocks, touch panels for room scheduling and workplace business intelligence (BI) analytics. It offers approximately two product lines, including AsureSpace and AsureForce. Its AsureSpace provides workplace management solutions that enable organizations to manage their office environments and manage real estate utilization. Its AsureForce time and labor management solutions help organizations to manage labor and labor administration costs and activities.

About Cvent

Cvent, Inc. is a cloud-based enterprise event management company. The Company provides solutions for both sides of the events and meetings value chain, such as event and meeting planners, through its Event Cloud, and hoteliers and venues, through its Hospitality Cloud. The Company offers planners a platform that addresses the entire lifecycle of events and meetings, including budgeting, planning, venue sourcing, marketing, management and measurement of meetings. It offers over six product categories, on over two integrated clouds, the Event Cloud and the Hospitality Cloud. The Event Cloud includes approximately five product categories, such as event management software, enterprise solutions software, mobile event applications, pre- and post-event feedback management software, and onsite event solutions. The Hospitality Cloud includes over three product categories, including group marketing solutions, group demand management, and group business intelligence for hotels and venues.

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