eGain Corporation (NASDAQ: EGAN) is one of 196 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare eGain Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares eGain Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
eGain Corporation -10.34% N/A -14.94%
eGain Corporation Competitors -19.96% -51.25% -3.77%

Volatility and Risk

eGain Corporation has a beta of 0.59, suggesting that its stock price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, eGain Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.27, suggesting that their average stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for eGain Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
eGain Corporation 0 2 1 0 2.33
eGain Corporation Competitors 685 4466 7476 169 2.56

eGain Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $2.93, indicating a potential downside of 0.56%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 1.35%. Given eGain Corporation’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe eGain Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

47.8% of eGain Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.9% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 39.0% of eGain Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.1% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares eGain Corporation and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
eGain Corporation $58.22 million -$526,000.00 -13.41
eGain Corporation Competitors $2.12 billion $371.54 million 16.83

eGain Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than eGain Corporation. eGain Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

eGain Corporation competitors beat eGain Corporation on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About eGain Corporation

eGain Corporation (eGain) provides cloud-based and on-site customer engagement software solutions. The Company optimizes service processes across the Web, social and phone channels. The Company’s solutions help business to consumer (B2C) businesses to operationalize digital customer engagement strategies. The Company is engaged in the development, license, implementation and support of customer service infrastructure software solutions. The Company offers eGain solution, which is designed for B2C businesses to do business with their customers. The Company offers eGain OpenCEH, which is an engagement hub platform. The eGain suite includes Mobile applications; Social applications; Web applications; Desktop applications; Management applications and analytics; Messaging applications; eGain OpenCEH, and eGain Connectors. It provides analytics capability to various contact centers for intra-day resource measurement and management, managing operational agility, and agent productivity.

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