Amber Road (NYSE: AMBR) and MICROS Systems (NASDAQ:MCRS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Amber Road and MICROS Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amber Road 0 0 3 0 3.00
MICROS Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

Amber Road presently has a consensus price target of $12.33, indicating a potential upside of 65.33%. Given Amber Road’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Amber Road is more favorable than MICROS Systems.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Amber Road and MICROS Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Amber Road $76.29 million 2.66 -$10.96 million ($0.63) -11.84
MICROS Systems N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

MICROS Systems has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Amber Road.

Profitability

This table compares Amber Road and MICROS Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amber Road -22.59% -53.03% -15.47%
MICROS Systems N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

71.4% of Amber Road shares are held by institutional investors. 13.1% of Amber Road shares are held by 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.

Summary

Amber Road beats MICROS Systems on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Amber Road Company Profile

Amber Road, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based global trade management (GTM) solutions. The Company’s GTM solutions include modules for logistics contract and rate management, supply chain visibility and event management, international trade compliance, and Global Knowledge trade content database to importers and exporters, non-vessel owning common carriers (resellers), and ocean carriers. The Company delivers its GTM solution using a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. The Company’s solution automates the global supply chain across sourcing, logistics, cross-border trade and regulatory compliance activities. The Company’s GTM solution combines enterprise-class software, trade content sourced from government agencies and transportation providers in approximately 145 countries, and a global supply chain network connecting its customers with the trading partners, including suppliers, freight forwarders, customs brokers and transportation carriers.

MICROS Systems Company Profile

MICROS Systems, Inc. (MICROS) is a global designer, manufacturer, marketer, and servicer of enterprise information solutions for the global hospitality and retail industries. The Company operates in two segments: the United States/Canada and International. The retail industry consists of retail operations selling directly to consumers, including retailers of clothing, shoes, food, hardware, jewelry, and other specialty items. Its enterprise information solutions consists three areas: hotel information systems, restaurant information systems and retail information systems. In addition to its software enterprise solutions and hardware products, it offers a range of services and other products for its hotel, restaurant and retail information systems. On May 31, 2012, MICROS acquired Torex Retail Holdings, Ltd. of Dunstable, England (Torex). In Sept. 2014, Oracle Corp completed acquisition of MICROS Systems.

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