Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ: SNCR) and Veritone (NASDAQ:VERI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Synchronoss Technologies and Veritone’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Synchronoss Technologies N/A N/A N/A
Veritone N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Synchronoss Technologies and Veritone, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Synchronoss Technologies 2 6 0 0 1.75
Veritone 0 0 4 0 3.00

Synchronoss Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $18.71, suggesting a potential upside of 64.30%. Veritone has a consensus target price of $30.25, suggesting a potential downside of 15.19%. Given Synchronoss Technologies’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Synchronoss Technologies is more favorable than Veritone.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Synchronoss Technologies and Veritone’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Synchronoss Technologies $476.75 million 1.05 $54.33 million $0.44 25.89
Veritone $12.02 million 44.39 -$27.21 million N/A N/A

Synchronoss Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Veritone.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

74.1% of Synchronoss Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.7% of Veritone shares are held by institutional investors. 10.5% of Synchronoss Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Synchronoss Technologies beats Veritone on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Synchronoss Technologies

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. is a global software and services company, which provides technologies and services for the mobile transformation of business. The Company’s portfolio in the Consumer and Enterprise markets contains offerings, such as personal cloud, secure-mobility, identity management and scalable messaging platforms, products and solutions. Its products and platforms are designed to enable multiple converged communication services to be managed across a range of distribution channels, including e-commerce, m-commerce, telesales, customer stores, indirect and other retail outlets. The Company operates in and markets their solutions and services directly through their sales organizations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. It delivers technologies for mobile transformation to service provider and enterprise customers in regulated verticals and use cases.

About Veritone

Veritone, Inc. is a developer of artificial intelligence (AI) platform. The Company’s platform unlocks the power of cognitive computing to transform unstructured audio and video data and analyze it in conjunction with structured data in a seamless, automated manner to generate actionable intelligence. Its cloud-based artificial intelligence operating system (aiOS) integrates and orchestrates an open ecosystem of cognitive engines, together with the Company’s suite of applications, to reveal valuable multivariate insights from vast amounts of audio, video and structured data. The Company’s technology enables users to run comprehensive, multivariate queries, correlations and analyses in near real-time using multiple cognitive engines and data sets, integrating and refining the outputs. The Company’s services and target markets include Media Agency Services, software as a service (Saas) Solutions, and Other Vertical Markets and Applications.

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