Apptio (NASDAQ: APTI) and AppFolio (NASDAQ:APPF) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Apptio and AppFolio, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Apptio presently has a consensus price target of $23.00, indicating a potential upside of 38.14%. AppFolio has a consensus price target of $25.00, indicating a potential downside of 28.47%. Given Apptio’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Apptio is more favorable than AppFolio.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
25.1% of Apptio shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.6% of AppFolio shares are held by institutional investors. 43.2% of Apptio shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 44.8% of AppFolio shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Apptio and AppFolio’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Apptio||$167.66 million||3.84||-$23.17 million||N/A||N/A|
AppFolio has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Apptio.
This table compares Apptio and AppFolio’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Apptio beats AppFolio on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Apptio Company Profile
Apptio, Inc. is a provider of technology business management (TBM) solutions. The Company’s cloud-based platform and software as a service (SaaS) applications enable information technology (IT) leaders to analyze, optimize and plan technology investments, and benchmark the financial and operational performance against peers. It operates in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada, France and Singapore. Its TBM solutions consist of a cloud-based platform and SaaS applications, which include Cost Transparency, IT Benchmarking, Business Insights, Bill of IT and IT Planning. It serves a range of industries, including financial services, professional services, technology, energy, consumer goods, manufacturing, healthcare, media, retail and transportation, as well as federal and state government agencies. Its cloud-based data and analytics platform aggregates, cleanses and correlates customer data from a range of disparate sources.
AppFolio Company Profile
AppFolio, Inc. is a provider of industry-specific, cloud-based software solutions for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the property management and legal industries. The Company’s mobile-optimized software solutions enable its customers to work at any time and from anywhere across multiple devices. Its property management software provides small and medium-sized property managers with an end-to-end solution to their business needs. The Company’s legal software provides solo practitioners and small law firms with a streamlined practice and case management solution, allowing them to manage their practices and case load. It also offers Value+ services, such as its professionally designed Websites and electronic payment services. The Company’s property manager customers include third-party managers and owner-operators, managing single- and multi-family residences, commercial property and student housing, as well as mixed real estate portfolios.
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