EPAM Systems (NYSE: EPAM) and Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ:MANH) are both mid-cap technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for EPAM Systems and Manhattan Associates, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EPAM Systems 0 0 13 0 3.00
Manhattan Associates 0 3 2 0 2.40

EPAM Systems presently has a consensus target price of $99.15, suggesting a potential upside of 2.07%. Manhattan Associates has a consensus target price of $65.00, suggesting a potential upside of 46.46%. Given Manhattan Associates’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Manhattan Associates is more favorable than EPAM Systems.

Volatility & Risk

EPAM Systems has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Manhattan Associates has a beta of 1.15, indicating that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares EPAM Systems and Manhattan Associates’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EPAM Systems $1.16 billion 4.42 $99.26 million $2.36 41.16
Manhattan Associates $604.56 million 5.06 $124.23 million $1.74 25.51

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

Profitability

This table compares EPAM Systems and Manhattan Associates’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EPAM Systems 9.41% 15.70% 13.27%
Manhattan Associates 20.38% 74.19% 41.53%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.1% of EPAM Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.2% of EPAM Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Manhattan Associates shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

EPAM Systems Company Profile

EPAM Systems, Inc. is a g provider of software product development and digital platform engineering services to clients located primarily in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The Company’s service offerings cover the full software product development lifecycle from digital strategy and customer experience design to enterprise application platforms implementation and program management services and from complex software development services to maintenance, support, custom application development, application testing, and infrastructure management. Its service offerings include Software Product Development Services, Custom Application Development Services, Application Testing Services, Enterprise Application Platforms, Application Maintenance and Support, and Infrastructure Management Services. It offers its solutions and services to industries, such as financial services, media and entertainment, travel and consumer, software and hi-tech, and life sciences and healthcare.

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.

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