Head to Head Review: Everbridge (EVBG) & Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Everbridge (NASDAQ: EVBG) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

51.2% of Everbridge shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.4% of Microsoft Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 41.4% of Everbridge shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Microsoft Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Microsoft Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Everbridge does not pay a dividend. Microsoft Corporation pays out 53.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Microsoft Corporation has raised its dividend for 13 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

Everbridge has a beta of 2.54, indicating that its stock price is 154% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Microsoft Corporation has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Everbridge and Microsoft Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Everbridge 0 0 9 0 3.00
Microsoft Corporation 2 8 27 0 2.68

Everbridge currently has a consensus price target of $29.14, suggesting a potential upside of 7.18%. Microsoft Corporation has a consensus price target of $82.75, suggesting a potential downside of 1.55%. Given Everbridge’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Everbridge is more favorable than Microsoft Corporation.

Profitability

This table compares Everbridge and Microsoft Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Everbridge -16.72% -26.39% -9.90%
Microsoft Corporation 24.56% 35.23% 11.27%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Everbridge and Microsoft Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Everbridge $76.85 million 9.98 -$11.28 million ($0.63) -43.16
Microsoft Corporation $89.95 billion 7.21 $21.20 billion $2.94 28.59

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

Summary

Microsoft Corporation beats Everbridge on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Everbridge

Everbridge, Inc. is a global software company. The Company provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate organizations’ operational response to critical events in order to keep people safe and businesses running. During public safety threats, such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events, such as information technology (IT) outages, cyber-attacks or other incidents, such as product recalls or supply-chain interruptions, its Software as a Service (SaaS)-based platform enables its customers to aggregate and assess threat data, locate people at risk and responders able to assist, automate the execution of pre-defined communications processes, and track progress on executing response plans. Its platform provides organizations with the ability to send and receive notifications based on the last known locations of people, not just based on a static office or home address.

About Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Corporation is a technology company. The Company develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products, services and devices. The Company’s segments include Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud and More Personal Computing. The Company’s products include operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games, and training and certification of computer system integrators and developers. It also designs, manufactures, and sells devices, including personal computers (PCs), tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, phones, other intelligent devices, and related accessories, that integrate with its cloud-based offerings. It offers an array of services, including cloud-based solutions that provide customers with software, services, platforms, and content, and it provides solution support and consulting services.

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