Comparing SciQuest (SQI) & Tyler Technologies (TYL)

SciQuest (NASDAQ: SQI) and Tyler Technologies (NYSE:TYL) are both technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares SciQuest and Tyler Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SciQuest 3.93% 2.23% 1.59%
Tyler Technologies 16.34% 12.81% 9.03%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for SciQuest and Tyler Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SciQuest 0 0 0 0 N/A
Tyler Technologies 0 1 6 0 2.86

Tyler Technologies has a consensus price target of $195.14, indicating a potential upside of 1.73%. Given Tyler Technologies’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Tyler Technologies is more favorable than SciQuest.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SciQuest and Tyler Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SciQuest N/A N/A N/A $0.11 161.36
Tyler Technologies $756.04 million 9.53 $109.85 million $3.41 56.25

Tyler Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than SciQuest. Tyler Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SciQuest, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.8% of Tyler Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.3% of Tyler Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

SciQuest has a beta of 1.24, suggesting that its stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tyler Technologies has a beta of 0.98, suggesting that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Tyler Technologies beats SciQuest on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SciQuest

SciQuest, Inc. is a United States-based public provider of spend management solutions. The Company’s offers a range of solutions, such as Spend Director, Spend Radar, Sourcing Director, Advanced Sourcing Optimizer, Total Contract Manager, Total Supplier Manager, Enterprise Reagent Manager, Accounts Payable Director, Supplier Network and Portfolio Savings Manager. Its Spend Director is an e-procurement software, which allows users’ to integrate and automate processes, suppliers, compliance and workflows. Its Portfolio Savings Manager is a cloud-based savings management software that integrates project forecasting, initiative approval workflows and real-time savings. Its chemical inventory management software, Enterprise Reagent Manager (ERM), allows scientific staff in the organization to find, source and track commercial and proprietary chemicals, reagents and lab supplies. Its Total Contract Manager is a Contract Lifecycle Management solution that offers real-time updates.

About Tyler Technologies

Tyler Technologies, Inc. is a provider of information management solutions and services for the public sector, with a focus on local governments. The Company operates through two segments: Enterprise Software (ES) segment and The Appraisal and Tax (A&T) segment. ES segment provides municipal and county governments and schools with software systems and services for information technology and automation needs that includes back-office functions, such as financial management, courts and justice processes, public safety, planning regulatory and maintenance, and land and vital records management. A&T segment provides systems and software that automate the appraisal and assessment of real and personal property, as well as property appraisal outsourcing services for local governments and taxing authorities.

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