ChannelAdvisor (NYSE: ECOM) and Fair Isaac (NYSE:FICO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Risk & Volatility
ChannelAdvisor has a beta of 0.13, meaning that its share price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fair Isaac has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for ChannelAdvisor and Fair Isaac, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
ChannelAdvisor currently has a consensus price target of $12.38, indicating a potential upside of 37.50%. Fair Isaac has a consensus price target of $163.00, indicating a potential downside of 4.61%. Given ChannelAdvisor’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe ChannelAdvisor is more favorable than Fair Isaac.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares ChannelAdvisor and Fair Isaac’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|ChannelAdvisor||$122.54 million||1.95||-$16.55 million||($0.63)||-14.29|
|Fair Isaac||$932.17 million||5.51||$128.25 million||$3.67||46.56|
Fair Isaac has higher revenue and earnings than ChannelAdvisor. ChannelAdvisor is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fair Isaac, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares ChannelAdvisor and Fair Isaac’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
74.6% of ChannelAdvisor shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.2% of Fair Isaac shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.3% of ChannelAdvisor shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.8% of Fair Isaac shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Fair Isaac beats ChannelAdvisor on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
About Fair Isaac
Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is a provider of analytic, software and data management products and services that enable businesses to automate and connect decisions. The Company operates through three segments: Applications, Scores and Decision Management Software. The Applications segment includes pre-configured decision management applications designed for a specific type of business problem or process, such as marketing, account origination, customer management, fraud, collections and insurance claims management. The Scores segment includes business-to-business scoring solutions and services, business-to-consumer scoring solutions and services, including myFICO solutions for consumers. The Decision Management Software segment consists of analytic and decision management software tools that clients can use to create their own custom decision management applications, its new FICO Decision Management Suite, as well as associated professional services.
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