Endurance International Group (EIGI) & LivePerson (LPSN) Head to Head Analysis

Endurance International Group (NASDAQ: EIGI) and LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) are both small-cap it services & consulting – nec companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Endurance International Group and LivePerson, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Endurance International Group 3 2 1 0 1.67
LivePerson 0 1 6 0 2.86

Endurance International Group currently has a consensus target price of $8.42, indicating a potential downside of 0.98%. LivePerson has a consensus target price of $15.26, indicating a potential upside of 24.10%. Given LivePerson’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe LivePerson is more favorable than Endurance International Group.

Profitability

This table compares Endurance International Group and LivePerson’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Endurance International Group -12.74% -161.36% -5.51%
LivePerson -11.07% -4.41% -2.77%

Risk and Volatility

Endurance International Group has a beta of 2.12, suggesting that its stock price is 112% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LivePerson has a beta of 1.19, suggesting that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.4% of Endurance International Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.9% of LivePerson shares are owned by institutional investors. 58.2% of Endurance International Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.4% of LivePerson shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Endurance International Group and LivePerson’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Endurance International Group $1.11 billion 1.10 -$72.83 million ($1.10) -7.73
LivePerson $222.78 million 3.29 -$25.87 million ($0.42) -29.29

LivePerson has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Endurance International Group. LivePerson is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Endurance International Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

LivePerson beats Endurance International Group on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Endurance International Group Company Profile

Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. (Endurance) is a provider of cloud-based platform solutions designed to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) succeed online. The Company operates through two segments: Web Presence and Email Marketing. The Company’s Web presence segment consists of Web hosting, domains and the related products and services. Its e-mail marketing segment consists of the products and services offered by Constant Contact, principally e-mail marketing, including event marketing, survey tools and SinglePlatform. The Company’s products focuses on Web hosting and other Web presence solutions, such as domains, and it also offers security, site backup, domains, search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM), Google Adwords, mobile solutions, social media enablement, Website analytics, e-mail marketing and productivity and e-commerce tools, among others. It conducts operations in the United States, Brazil, India, and the Netherlands.

LivePerson Company Profile

LivePerson, Inc. (Liveperson) is a provider of mobile and online business messaging technologies that power digital communication between brands and consumers. The Company’s segments include Business and Consumer. The Business segment enables brands to leverage its cloud-based LiveEngage’s intelligence engine. The Consumer segment facilitates online transactions between independent service providers (Experts) and individual consumers (Users) seeking information and knowledge for a fee through mobile and online messaging. The Company’s platform, LiveEngage, enables businesses to create a meaningful connection with consumers by offering messaging as a preferred channel of communication. The Company’s products and services include LiveEngage, Professional Services and Consumer Offering. As a cloud computing or software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, LivePerson provides solutions on a hosted basis. LiveEngage enables the combination of real time on-site data and off-site behavioral data.

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