Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) and Upland Software (NASDAQ:UPLD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Tableau Software and Upland Software’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Tableau Software||$826.94 million||7.13||-$144.44 million||($2.12)||-35.19|
|Upland Software||$74.77 million||6.08||-$13.51 million||($0.92)||-23.78|
Upland Software has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Tableau Software. Tableau Software is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Upland Software, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
77.8% of Tableau Software shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.8% of Upland Software shares are held by institutional investors. 29.0% of Tableau Software shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 30.2% of Upland Software shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Tableau Software and Upland Software, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Tableau Software presently has a consensus price target of $69.85, suggesting a potential downside of 6.36%. Upland Software has a consensus price target of $27.25, suggesting a potential upside of 24.54%. Given Upland Software’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Upland Software is more favorable than Tableau Software.
Volatility & Risk
Tableau Software has a beta of 0.9, indicating that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Upland Software has a beta of 0.52, indicating that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Tableau Software and Upland Software’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Tableau Software beats Upland Software on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Tableau Software Company Profile
Tableau Software, Inc. (Tableau) offers software products. The Company’s products are used by people of diverse skill levels across all kinds of organizations. The Company’s products are used by people of skill levels across all kinds of organizations. Its technologies include visual query language (VizQL) and Hybrid Data Architecture. VizQL unifies the formerly disparate tasks of query and visualization and allows users to transform questions into pictures without the need for software scripts, chart wizards or dialogue boxes. The Company’s products include Tableau Desktop, a self-service product for anyone with data; Tableau Server, a business intelligence platform for organizations; Tableau Online, a hosted software-as-a-service (SaaS) version of Tableau Server; Tableau Public, a cloud-based platform for analyzing and sharing public data, and Vizable, an application used to analyze data on a tablet.
Upland Software Company Profile
Upland Software Inc. is a provider of cloud-based enterprise work management software. The Company provides a family of cloud-based enterprise work management software applications for the information technology, process excellence, finance, professional services and marketing functions within organizations. Its software applications serve a range of enterprise work management needs, from strategic planning to task execution. It services customers ranging from corporations and Government agencies to small- and medium-sized businesses. Its customers operate in a range of industries, including financial services, retail, technology, manufacturing, education, consumer goods, media, and telecommunications, Government, food and beverage, healthcare and life sciences, chemicals and travel and hospitality. The Company provides a family of cloud-based enterprise work management software applications under the Upland brand.
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