Jive Software (JIVE) vs. Determine (DTRM) Financial Survey

Jive Software (NASDAQ: JIVE) and Determine (NASDAQ:DTRM) are both software – nec companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Jive Software and Determine, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jive Software 0 1 0 0 2.00
Determine 0 1 2 0 2.67

Jive Software presently has a consensus target price of $5.25, indicating a potential upside of Infinity. Determine has a consensus target price of $3.83, indicating a potential upside of 98.62%. Given Jive Software’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Jive Software is more favorable than Determine.


This table compares Jive Software and Determine’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jive Software -3.25% -9.97% -2.90%
Determine -30.72% -88.32% -14.81%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Jive Software and Determine’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Jive Software N/A N/A N/A ($0.11) N/A
Determine $27.46 million 1.04 -$9.45 million ($0.68) -2.84

Jive Software has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Determine. Determine is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Jive Software, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

65.4% of Jive Software shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 17.6% of Determine shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.7% of Jive Software shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.0% of Determine shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Jive Software beats Determine on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Jive Software

Jive Software, Inc. is engaged in providing software sales and services. The Company’s products are sold on a subscription basis, deployable in on-premise, hosted and cloud instances and used for internal or external communities. Its traditional enterprise software product offerings are based on the Jive platform (the Jive Platform), which is a communication and collaboration hub. It sells its Jive Platform across two communities: internally for employees within the enterprise and externally for customers and partners outside the enterprise. It sells its products through a direct sales force, both domestically and internationally. The Jive Platform product offerings are delivered in two configurations, Jive Internal (Jive-n) for employee networks, and Jive External (Jive-x) as a platform for customer and partner communities. The Jive Platform integrates cloud and customer-built applications through published application programing interfaces and software development kits.

About Determine

Determine, Inc., (Determine), formerly Selectica, Inc., is a provider of enterprise contract management, supply management and configuration solutions. The Company is engaged in providing software as a service (SaaS) Source to Pay and Enterprise Contract Lifecyclem Management (ECLM) solutions. Its Source to Pay software suite includes strategic sourcing, supplier management, contract management and procure-to-pay applications. The Determine Cloud Platform gives procurement, finance and legal professionals the ability to deliver insights through analysis of their supplier relationships and contractual requirements. The Determine platform is an open technology infrastructure based on smart process application models. In addition to its source to pay and enterprise contract lifecycle management solutions suite, Determine also provides a configuration engine solution. The Company’s Configuration engine consolidates the management and dissemination of complex product information.

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