Hortonworks (HDP) & Xactly (XTLY) Head-To-Head Comparison

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

Profitability

This table compares Hortonworks and Xactly’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hortonworks -89.35% N/A -94.91%
Xactly -17.64% -354.88% -19.78%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hortonworks and Xactly’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hortonworks $184.46 million 7.63 -$251.68 million ($3.37) -5.92
Xactly N/A N/A N/A ($0.54) N/A

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Hortonworks and Xactly, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hortonworks 0 4 9 0 2.69
Xactly 0 6 1 0 2.14

Hortonworks presently has a consensus target price of $22.00, indicating a potential upside of 10.28%. Xactly has a consensus target price of $17.16, indicating a potential upside of Infinity. Given Xactly’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Xactly is more favorable than Hortonworks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

57.7% of Hortonworks shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.5% of Hortonworks shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Hortonworks beats Xactly on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks, Inc. is a provider and distributor of enterprise-scale data management software platforms. The Company’s product offerings include Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), Hortonworks Sandbox and Hortonworks DataFlow Platform (HDF). It provides support subscription offerings and related professional services for its enterprise-scale Connected Data Platforms, such as HDP and HDF. Its Data at Rest solution, the HDP, is an enterprise-scale data management platform built entirely on open source software, including Apache Hadoop. HDP combines computer servers with local storage and open source software technology to create a distributed compute and storage platform for data sets that is secure and scalable over petabytes of data within thousands of servers or nodes. Its Data in Motion solution, the HDF, is an enterprise-scale data ingest platform built entirely on open source software, including Apache NiFi.

About Xactly

Xactly Corporation is a provider of cloud-based incentive compensation solutions for employee and sales performance management. The Company delivers its solutions through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model. The Company has a customer base, including companies in various industries, such as business and financial services, communications, life sciences, media and Internet, SaaS and traditional software, and retail. Its SaaS solutions are delivered through a cloud-based platform. Its solutions support finance, sales, compensation administrators, information technology and human resources personnel in designing, processing and managing incentive compensation. The Company offers products, including Xactly Incent Enterprise, Xactly Incent Express, Xactly Objectives, Xactly Territories, Xactly Insights, Xactly Quota, Xactly Incent Views, Xactly Inspire and Xactly Connect.

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