EnerNOC (ENOC) & Progress Software Corporation (PRGS) Financial Comparison

EnerNOC (NASDAQ: ENOC) and Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ:PRGS) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares EnerNOC and Progress Software Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EnerNOC -10.51% -42.33% -11.84%
Progress Software Corporation -13.96% 14.39% 7.89%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

49.7% of EnerNOC shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.3% of Progress Software Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 13.4% of EnerNOC shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.5% of Progress Software Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for EnerNOC and Progress Software Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EnerNOC 0 5 0 0 2.00
Progress Software Corporation 0 5 1 0 2.17

EnerNOC presently has a consensus target price of $8.56, indicating a potential upside of 11.85%. Progress Software Corporation has a consensus target price of $31.00, indicating a potential downside of 4.67%. Given EnerNOC’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe EnerNOC is more favorable than Progress Software Corporation.

Dividends

Progress Software Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. EnerNOC does not pay a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares EnerNOC and Progress Software Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EnerNOC N/A N/A N/A ($1.47) -5.20
Progress Software Corporation $403.93 million 3.89 $128.52 million N/A N/A

Progress Software Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than EnerNOC.

Risk & Volatility

EnerNOC has a beta of 0.26, meaning that its stock price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Progress Software Corporation has a beta of 0.7, meaning that its stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Progress Software Corporation beats EnerNOC on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About EnerNOC

EnerNOC, Inc. is a provider of energy intelligence software (EIS) and demand response solutions. The Company’s EIS provides enterprise solutions, utility solutions and energy procurement solutions. The Company’s EIS offers enterprise customers with a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions with various areas of functionalities, including energy cost visualization, budgets, forecasts and accruals; project tracking, and demand management. Its EIS provides its utility customers with a SaaS-based customer engagement platform, which collects and processes data and enables its utility customers to provide personalized communication and recommendations to their customers. Its EIS includes an energy procurement platform that helps its enterprise and utility customers. Its procurement platform offers its enterprise and utility customers with features, such as energy contracts management. Its technology includes over two components: its EIS platform and Network Operations Center (NOC).

About Progress Software Corporation

Progress Software Corporation is engaged in application development. The Company operates through three segments: OpenEdge, Data Connectivity and Integration (DCI), and Application Development and Deployment (AppDev). The OpenEdge business segment provides the product enhancements and marketing support to its partner base. It is also focused on providing partners and direct end users with a path to develop and integrate cloud-based applications. Its solutions include Progress OpenEdge and Progress Corticon. The DCI segment is focused on its data assets, including the data integration components of its cloud offerings. Its solutions include Progress DataDirect Connect and Progress DataDirect Cloud. The AppDev business segment is focused on generating customers for its application development assets. Its solutions include Dev Tools, NativeScript, Dev Cloud, Telerik Platform, Test Studio, Sitefinity and Progress Rollbase. Its offerings span Web, mobile and data.

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