Lanyon Solutions (NYSE: ACTV) and Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ:CSOD) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Lanyon Solutions and Cornerstone OnDemand, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lanyon Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cornerstone OnDemand 1 6 3 1 2.36

Cornerstone OnDemand has a consensus target price of $42.71, suggesting a potential upside of 21.80%.

Profitability

This table compares Lanyon Solutions and Cornerstone OnDemand’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lanyon Solutions N/A N/A N/A
Cornerstone OnDemand -15.45% -173.27% -8.60%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Lanyon Solutions and Cornerstone OnDemand’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lanyon Solutions N/A N/A N/A ($0.64) N/A
Cornerstone OnDemand $423.12 million 4.80 -$66.83 million ($1.25) -28.06

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

95.9% of Cornerstone OnDemand shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.6% of Cornerstone OnDemand shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Cornerstone OnDemand beats Lanyon Solutions on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lanyon Solutions Company Profile

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.

Cornerstone OnDemand Company Profile

Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. is a cloud computing company. The Company provides learning and human capital management software, delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Its human capital management platform combines the talent management solutions with analytics and human resources (HR) administration solutions to enable organizations to manage the employee lifecycle. Its enterprise human capital management platform consists of four product suites: its Recruiting suite, which helps organizations to source and attract candidates, assess and select applicants, onboard new hires and manage the entire recruiting process; its Learning suite, which enables clients to manage training and development programs; its Performance suite, which provides tools to manage goal setting, performance reviews, compensation management and succession planning, and HR Administration suite, which supports employee records administration, workforce planning and compliance reporting.

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