Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) and Lanyon Solutions (NYSE:ACTV) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Salesforce.com and Lanyon Solutions’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Salesforce.com $8.39 billion 8.67 $179.63 million $0.01 10,069.00
Lanyon Solutions N/A N/A N/A ($0.64) N/A

Salesforce.com has higher revenue and earnings than Lanyon Solutions. Lanyon Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Salesforce.com, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.8% of Salesforce.com shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.2% of Salesforce.com shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Salesforce.com and Lanyon Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Salesforce.com 1 5 42 0 2.85
Lanyon Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A

Salesforce.com presently has a consensus target price of $113.06, suggesting a potential upside of 12.29%.

Profitability

This table compares Salesforce.com and Lanyon Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Salesforce.com 0.09% 2.81% 1.32%
Lanyon Solutions N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Salesforce.com beats Lanyon Solutions on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Salesforce.com

Salesforce.com, inc. is a provider of enterprise software, delivered through the cloud, with a focus on customer relationship management (CRM). The Company focuses on cloud, mobile, social, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence technologies. The Company’s service offerings are configured and integrated with other platforms and enterprise applications. The Company delivers its service offerings via Internet browsers and on mobile devices. Its Customer Success Platform is a portfolio of service offerings providing sales force automation, customer service and support, marketing automation, digital commerce, community management, analytics, application development, IoT integration, collaborative productivity tools and its professional cloud services. Its cloud service offerings include Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Commerce Cloud, Community Cloud, Analytics Cloud, Salesforce Quip and Salesforce Platform.

About Lanyon Solutions

The Active Network, Inc. is a provider of organization-based cloud computing applications serving a range of customer groups, including business solutions, community activities, outdoors and sports. The Company operates in two segments: Technology and Marketing services. The technology revenue segment is primarily composed of net registration revenue, which is made up of the technology fee. Technology revenue also includes software licensing, installation, training, maintenance and hosting subscriptions. The marketing services revenue segment includes online services, field marketing services and membership programs.

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