GTY Technology (NASDAQ:GTYH) versus LiveRamp (NASDAQ:RAMP) Financial Comparison

GTY Technology (NASDAQ:GTYH) and LiveRamp (NYSE:RAMP) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

40.2% of GTY Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.4% of LiveRamp shares are owned by institutional investors. 17.2% of GTY Technology shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.3% of LiveRamp shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

GTY Technology has a beta of -0.01, suggesting that its share price is 101% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LiveRamp has a beta of 1.6, suggesting that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for GTY Technology and LiveRamp, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GTY Technology 0 1 1 0 2.50
LiveRamp 0 0 8 0 3.00

GTY Technology currently has a consensus price target of $7.25, suggesting a potential upside of 169.52%. LiveRamp has a consensus price target of $61.00, suggesting a potential upside of 18.31%. Given GTY Technology’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe GTY Technology is more favorable than LiveRamp.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares GTY Technology and LiveRamp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GTY Technology $36.44 million 3.98 -$97.37 million N/A N/A
LiveRamp $380.57 million 8.93 -$124.51 million ($1.85) -27.87

GTY Technology has higher earnings, but lower revenue than LiveRamp.

Profitability

This table compares GTY Technology and LiveRamp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GTY Technology -87.14% -0.64% -0.47%
LiveRamp -26.19% -8.82% -7.53%

Summary

LiveRamp beats GTY Technology on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About GTY Technology

GTY Technology Holdings Inc. provides cloud-based suite of solutions for state and local governments in North America. The company develops software technologies for the procurement and vendor or supplier sourcing industry in government, public sector, and various highly-regulated commercial vertical markets; content, digital, and integrated payment services via a software-as-a-service platform for government agencies and utility companies. It also develops cloud-based grants management and cost allocation software for state, local, and tribal governments; software to streamline municipal permissions and licenses; budgeting software, performance management, and transparency and data visualization solutions; and public sector budgeting and consulting services. GTY Technology Holdings Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About LiveRamp

LiveRamp Holdings, Inc., a technology company, provides enterprise customer management platform solutions in the United States, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The company offers IdentityLink, an identity platform that connects people, data, and devices across the digital and physical world, powering the people-based marketing that allows consumers to connect with the brands and products they love. It serves financial, insurance and investment services, retail, automotive, telecommunications, high tech, consumer packaged goods, healthcare, travel, entertainment, non-profit, and government industries. The company was formerly known as Acxiom Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. in October 2018. LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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