Financial Comparison: Tyler Technologies (TYL) versus Amber Road (AMBR)

Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) and Amber Road (NYSE:AMBR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tyler Technologies and Amber Road’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tyler Technologies $756.04 million 9.40 $109.85 million $3.41 55.45
Amber Road $73.16 million 2.56 -$18.72 million ($0.57) -12.09

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.4% of Tyler Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.9% of Amber Road shares are held by institutional investors. 10.3% of Tyler Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.1% of Amber Road shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Tyler Technologies and Amber Road, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tyler Technologies 0 1 6 0 2.86
Amber Road 0 0 3 0 3.00

Tyler Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $195.14, indicating a potential upside of 3.20%. Amber Road has a consensus target price of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 74.17%. Given Amber Road’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Amber Road is more favorable than Tyler Technologies.

Profitability

This table compares Tyler Technologies and Amber Road’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tyler Technologies 16.34% 12.81% 9.03%
Amber Road -20.19% -53.22% -14.53%

Risk & Volatility

Tyler Technologies has a beta of 1, indicating that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Amber Road has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Tyler Technologies beats Amber Road on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Amber Road

Amber Road, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based global trade management (GTM) solutions. The Company’s GTM solutions include modules for logistics contract and rate management, supply chain visibility and event management, international trade compliance, and Global Knowledge trade content database to importers and exporters, non-vessel owning common carriers (resellers), and ocean carriers. The Company delivers its GTM solution using a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. The Company’s solution automates the global supply chain across sourcing, logistics, cross-border trade and regulatory compliance activities. The Company’s GTM solution combines enterprise-class software, trade content sourced from government agencies and transportation providers in approximately 145 countries, and a global supply chain network connecting its customers with the trading partners, including suppliers, freight forwarders, customs brokers and transportation carriers.

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