Head to Head Comparison: Everbridge (EVBG) & The Ultimate Software Group (ULTI)

Everbridge (NASDAQ: EVBG) and The Ultimate Software Group (NASDAQ:ULTI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

Everbridge has a beta of 1.67, meaning that its share price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Ultimate Software Group has a beta of 1.07, meaning that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Everbridge and The Ultimate Software Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Everbridge -17.10% -29.44% -10.70%
The Ultimate Software Group 3.31% 6.84% 2.45%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

66.0% of Everbridge shares are held by institutional investors. 41.4% of Everbridge shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.9% of The Ultimate Software Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Everbridge and The Ultimate Software Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Everbridge $76.85 million 11.87 -$11.28 million ($0.60) -53.83
The Ultimate Software Group $781.29 million 8.44 $30.25 million $0.97 227.55

The Ultimate Software Group has higher revenue and earnings than Everbridge. Everbridge is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Ultimate Software Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Everbridge and The Ultimate Software Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Everbridge 0 0 10 0 3.00
The Ultimate Software Group 1 3 17 0 2.76

Everbridge presently has a consensus target price of $32.25, indicating a potential downside of 0.15%. The Ultimate Software Group has a consensus target price of $237.11, indicating a potential upside of 7.42%. Given The Ultimate Software Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe The Ultimate Software Group is more favorable than Everbridge.

Summary

The Ultimate Software Group beats Everbridge on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Everbridge Company Profile

Everbridge, Inc. is a global software company. The Company provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate organizations’ operational response to critical events in order to keep people safe and businesses running. During public safety threats, such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events, such as information technology (IT) outages, cyber-attacks or other incidents, such as product recalls or supply-chain interruptions, its Software as a Service (SaaS)-based platform enables its customers to aggregate and assess threat data, locate people at risk and responders able to assist, automate the execution of pre-defined communications processes, and track progress on executing response plans. Its platform provides organizations with the ability to send and receive notifications based on the last known locations of people, not just based on a static office or home address.

The Ultimate Software Group Company Profile

The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (Ultimate) is a cloud provider of people management solutions, referred to as human capital management (HCM). The Company’s UltiPro product suite (UltiPro) is an engaging solution that has human resources (HR), payroll and benefits management. As of December 31, 2016, UltiPro included global people management, available in 14 languages with more than 35 country-specific localizations. The solution is delivered through software-as-a-service (SaaS) to organizations based in the United States and Canada, including those with global workforces. The UltiPro solution includes feature sets for talent acquisition and onboarding, HR management and compliance, benefits management and online enrollment, payroll, performance management, compensation management with salary planning, budgeting, and development of incentive plans, succession management, reporting and analytical decision-making and predictive tools, and time and attendance.

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