Veritone (VERI) and E2open (EOPN) Financial Review

Veritone (NASDAQ: VERI) and E2open (NASDAQ:EOPN) are both small-cap technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Veritone and E2open’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Veritone $8.91 million 41.14 -$26.97 million ($5.42) -4.25
E2open N/A N/A N/A ($1.12) -7.67

E2open has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Veritone. E2open is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Veritone, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Veritone and E2open’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Veritone -416.28% -1,887.29% -77.53%
E2open -44.99% -74.59% -31.05%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.8% of Veritone shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Veritone and E2open, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Veritone 1 0 4 0 2.60
E2open 0 0 0 0 N/A

Veritone currently has a consensus target price of $29.80, suggesting a potential upside of 29.51%. Given Veritone’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Veritone is more favorable than E2open.

Summary

Veritone beats E2open on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Veritone

Veritone, Inc. is a developer of artificial intelligence (AI) platform. The Company’s platform unlocks the power of cognitive computing to transform unstructured audio and video data and analyze it in conjunction with structured data in a seamless, automated manner to generate actionable intelligence. Its cloud-based artificial intelligence operating system (aiOS) integrates and orchestrates an open ecosystem of cognitive engines, together with the Company’s suite of applications, to reveal valuable multivariate insights from vast amounts of audio, video and structured data. The Company’s technology enables users to run comprehensive, multivariate queries, correlations and analyses in near real-time using multiple cognitive engines and data sets, integrating and refining the outputs. The Company’s services and target markets include Media Agency Services, software as a service (Saas) Solutions, and Other Vertical Markets and Applications.

About E2open

E2open, LLC is a United States-based provider of supply chain operating network. The Company’s suite of collaborative supply chain solutions include multi-enterprise cloud connectivity, visibility and collaboration, supply management, sensing and planning, replenishment and fulfillment, quality and traceability, supply chain finance, and analytics and visualization. Its multi-enterprise cloud connectivity solution is the network that connects all trading partners, allowing companies to exchange information and work collaboratively, securely and in real time. Its visibility and collaboration solutions provide end-to-end supply chain visibility. Its supply management solutions provide visibility, control and collaborative capabilities across all buy-side processes. Its sensing and planning solutions allow customers to respond to changes at any level of their multi-enterprise supply chain. Its replenishment and fulfillment solutions give customers the visibility and planning support.

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