Contrasting Amber Road (AMBR) & Qlik Technologies (QLIK)

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


This table compares Amber Road and Qlik Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amber Road -20.19% -53.22% -14.53%
Qlik Technologies -3.72% -7.44% -4.12%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

72.6% of Amber Road shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.1% of Amber Road 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 Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Amber Road and Qlik Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amber Road 0 0 3 0 3.00
Qlik Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Amber Road currently has a consensus price target of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 62.82%. Given Amber Road’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Amber Road is more favorable than Qlik Technologies.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Amber Road and Qlik Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Amber Road $73.16 million 2.74 -$18.72 million ($0.57) -12.93
Qlik Technologies N/A N/A N/A ($0.29) -105.17

Qlik Technologies has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Amber Road. Qlik Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Amber Road, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Amber Road beats Qlik Technologies on 5 of the 9 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.

Qlik Technologies Company Profile

Zoona is a Zambia-based financial technology company. The Company provides the technology and business support to over 1,000 entrepreneurs across Africa, enabling them to start their own business. The Company offers Kiva, which is a crowd-lending platform. The Company’s mobile money platform enables over 1,000 entrepreneurs to become Zoona Agents. The Company uses its technology to provide financial services to serve various financial communities across Africa.

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