Reviewing Trimble (TRMB) and Constant Contact (CTCT)

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Constant Contact (NASDAQ:CTCT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Trimble and Constant Contact’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Trimble 7.66% 12.97% 8.05%
Constant Contact 6.96% 9.09% 7.35%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Trimble and Constant Contact, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Trimble 0 4 5 0 2.56
Constant Contact 0 0 0 0 N/A

Trimble currently has a consensus price target of $41.22, indicating a potential downside of 5.00%. Given Trimble’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Trimble is more favorable than Constant Contact.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.7% of Trimble shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Trimble shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Trimble and Constant Contact’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Trimble $2.36 billion 4.57 $132.40 million $0.76 57.09
Constant Contact N/A N/A N/A $0.60 53.35

Trimble has higher revenue and earnings than Constant Contact. Constant Contact is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Trimble, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Trimble beats Constant Contact on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Trimble Company Profile

Trimble Inc., formerly Trimble Navigation Limited, is engaged in providing technology solutions that enable professionals and field mobile workers to transform their work processes. The Company’s solutions are used across a range of industries, including agriculture, architecture, civil engineering, survey and land administration, construction, geospatial, government, natural resources, transportation and utilities. The Company’s business segments include Building and Infrastructure, Geospatial, Resource and utilities and Transportation. The Buildings and Infrastructure segment serves customers working in architecture, engineering, construction and operations and maintenance. The Geospatial segment primarily serves customers working in surveying, engineering, government and land management. The Resources and Utilities segment serves customers working in agriculture, forestry, and utilities. The Transportation segment serves customers working in transportation.

Constant Contact Company Profile

Constant Contact, Inc. (Constant Contact) is a provider of online marketing tools for small organizations, including small businesses, associations and non-profits. The Company’s tools include Email Marketing, EventSpot, Social Campaigns, SaveLocal, SinglePlatform and Survey. It also provides Constant Contact Toolkit, which is an online marketing platform. Toolkit serves the small organizations to find and engage with customers across various marketing channels, including email, social, mobile and Web. Toolkit is available to customers in three packages: Email, Email Plus and Personal Marketer. Its Email offering is for the customers of email marketing product. Its Email Plus includes email marketing product, as well as access to its other marketing offerings, including running promotions and offers, managing events online, conducting surveys and getting feedback. Its Personal Marketer package includes various Toolkit offerings in Email Plus.

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