Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH) and Carbonite (NASDAQ:CARB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Manhattan Associates and Carbonite’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Manhattan Associates 20.55% 75.58% 42.21%
Carbonite 0.29% 36.43% 2.35%

Risk & Volatility

Manhattan Associates has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Carbonite has a beta of 0.27, meaning that its share price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Manhattan Associates and Carbonite’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Manhattan Associates $597.44 million 5.64 $202.15 million $1.74 28.08
Carbonite $221.57 million 2.93 $6.83 million $0.02 1,167.50

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.9% of Carbonite shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Manhattan Associates shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.2% of Carbonite shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Manhattan Associates and Carbonite, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manhattan Associates 0 3 2 0 2.40
Carbonite 0 1 6 0 2.86

Manhattan Associates presently has a consensus price target of $65.00, suggesting a potential upside of 33.03%. Carbonite has a consensus price target of $27.71, suggesting a potential upside of 18.69%. Given Manhattan Associates’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Manhattan Associates is more favorable than Carbonite.

Summary

Manhattan Associates beats Carbonite on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Manhattan Associates Company Profile

Manhattan Associates, Inc. (Manhattan) is a developer and provider of supply chain commerce solutions. The Company operates through three geographical segments: the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and the Asia Pacific (APAC). It is engaged in developing, selling, deploying, servicing and maintaining software solutions designed to manage supply chains, inventory and omni-channel operations for retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, logistics providers and other organizations. Its solutions consist of software, services and hardware, which coordinate people, workflows, assets, events and tasks across the functions linked in a supply chain from planning through execution. Its supply chain solutions consist of three components: Distribution Management, Transportation Management and Visibility. Its Omni-Channel Solutions include Omni-Channel Central Solutions and Omni-Channel Local Solutions. Its Inventory solutions include Inventory Optimization and Planning.

Carbonite Company Profile

Carbonite, Inc. provides data protection solutions, including cloud, hybrid and on-premise backup and restore, disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) and e-mail archiving. The Company’s solutions provide enterprise-grade data protection and recovery capabilities to its customers. The Company’s small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) plans include Carbonite Computer Backup; Carbonite Server Backup, such as Carbonite Office Power and Carbonite Office Ultimate; EVault Cloud Backup; DRaaS, and e-mail archiving. Carbonite Computer Backup enables users to automatically back up files directly to the cloud. Carbonite Server Backup provides cloud and hybrid backup for physical and virtual servers with management capabilities, including scheduling, retention, bandwidth and compression settings, and monitoring and reporting via a personalized server dashboard. Its e-mail archiving solutions include MailStore Server, MailStore Service Provider Edition and MailStore Home.

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