Analyzing eGain Corporation (EGAN) and Its Peers

eGain Corporation (NASDAQ: EGAN) is one of 195 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare eGain Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares eGain Corporation and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
eGain Corporation $58.22 million -$526,000.00 -13.86
eGain Corporation Competitors $2.12 billion $374.78 million 36.68

eGain Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than eGain Corporation. eGain Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

eGain Corporation has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, eGain Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.28, suggesting that their average stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for eGain Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
eGain Corporation 0 2 1 0 2.33
eGain Corporation Competitors 677 4368 7099 154 2.55

eGain Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $2.93, indicating a potential downside of 3.83%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 0.50%. Given eGain Corporation’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe eGain Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares eGain Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
eGain Corporation -10.34% N/A -14.94%
eGain Corporation Competitors -20.00% -51.47% -3.78%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

47.8% of eGain Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.2% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 39.0% of eGain Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.8% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

eGain Corporation competitors beat eGain Corporation on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About eGain Corporation

eGain Corporation (eGain) provides cloud-based and on-site customer engagement software solutions. The Company optimizes service processes across the Web, social and phone channels. The Company’s solutions help business to consumer (B2C) businesses to operationalize digital customer engagement strategies. The Company is engaged in the development, license, implementation and support of customer service infrastructure software solutions. The Company offers eGain solution, which is designed for B2C businesses to do business with their customers. The Company offers eGain OpenCEH, which is an engagement hub platform. The eGain suite includes Mobile applications; Social applications; Web applications; Desktop applications; Management applications and analytics; Messaging applications; eGain OpenCEH, and eGain Connectors. It provides analytics capability to various contact centers for intra-day resource measurement and management, managing operational agility, and agent productivity.

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