Everbridge (NASDAQ: EVBG) and CommerceHub (NASDAQ:CHUBA) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Everbridge and CommerceHub’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Everbridge -16.72% -26.39% -9.90%
CommerceHub 10.81% 36.84% 15.62%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Everbridge and CommerceHub, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Everbridge 0 0 9 0 3.00
CommerceHub 0 1 3 0 2.75

Everbridge presently has a consensus price target of $29.14, indicating a potential upside of 8.90%. CommerceHub has a consensus price target of $26.00, indicating a potential upside of 12.17%. Given CommerceHub’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CommerceHub is more favorable than Everbridge.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Everbridge $89.08 million 8.44 -$10.77 million ($0.63) -42.48
CommerceHub $105.14 million 9.54 $24.66 million $0.26 89.16

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

51.0% of Everbridge shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.6% of CommerceHub shares are held by institutional investors. 41.4% of Everbridge shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

CommerceHub beats Everbridge on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Everbridge Company Profile

Everbridge, Inc. is a global software company. The Company provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate organizations’ operational response to critical events in order to keep people safe and businesses running. During public safety threats, such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events, such as information technology (IT) outages, cyber-attacks or other incidents, such as product recalls or supply-chain interruptions, its Software as a Service (SaaS)-based platform enables its customers to aggregate and assess threat data, locate people at risk and responders able to assist, automate the execution of pre-defined communications processes, and track progress on executing response plans. Its platform provides organizations with the ability to send and receive notifications based on the last known locations of people, not just based on a static office or home address.

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.

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