Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) and ChannelAdvisor (NYSE:ECOM) are both technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
This table compares Tableau Software and ChannelAdvisor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
82.9% of Tableau Software shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.6% of ChannelAdvisor shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.8% of Tableau Software shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.3% of ChannelAdvisor shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Tableau Software and ChannelAdvisor’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Tableau Software||$877.06 million||8.03||-$185.56 million||($1.26)||-68.58|
|ChannelAdvisor||$122.54 million||2.07||-$16.55 million||($0.63)||-15.16|
ChannelAdvisor has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Tableau Software. Tableau Software is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ChannelAdvisor, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Tableau Software and ChannelAdvisor, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Tableau Software currently has a consensus target price of $81.13, indicating a potential downside of 6.12%. ChannelAdvisor has a consensus target price of $12.38, indicating a potential upside of 29.58%. Given ChannelAdvisor’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe ChannelAdvisor is more favorable than Tableau Software.
Risk and Volatility
Tableau Software has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ChannelAdvisor has a beta of 0.13, suggesting that its stock price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500.
ChannelAdvisor beats Tableau Software on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Tableau Software Company Profile
Tableau Software, Inc. (Tableau) offers software products. The Company’s products are used by people of diverse skill levels across all kinds of organizations. The Company’s products are used by people of skill levels across all kinds of organizations. Its technologies include visual query language (VizQL) and Hybrid Data Architecture. VizQL unifies the formerly disparate tasks of query and visualization and allows users to transform questions into pictures without the need for software scripts, chart wizards or dialogue boxes. The Company’s products include Tableau Desktop, a self-service product for anyone with data; Tableau Server, a business intelligence platform for organizations; Tableau Online, a hosted software-as-a-service (SaaS) version of Tableau Server; Tableau Public, a cloud-based platform for analyzing and sharing public data, and Vizable, an application used to analyze data on a tablet.
ChannelAdvisor Company Profile
Channeladvisor Corporation is a provider of Software as a service (SaaS) solutions. The Company’s SaaS solutions enable retailer and branded manufacturer customers to integrate, manage and optimize their merchandise sales via hundreds of online channels. The Company’s platform enable its customers to connect with new and existing sources of demand for their products, including e-commerce marketplaces, such as Amazon, eBay, Jet.com, Newegg, Sears and Walmart, search engines and comparison shopping Websites, such as Google, Microsoft’s Bing and Nextag, and social channels, such as Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Its suite of solutions provides customers with a single, integrated user interface to manage their product listings, inventory availability, pricing optimization, search terms, data analytics and other functions. It also offers solutions that allow manufacturers to send their Web visitors or digital marketing audiences directly to authorized resellers.
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