Critical Analysis: Amber Road (AMBR) vs. Concur Technologies (CNQR)

Amber Road (NYSE: AMBR) and Concur Technologies (NASDAQ:CNQR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Amber Road and Concur Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amber Road 0 0 3 0 3.00
Concur Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Amber Road presently has a consensus price target of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 64.16%.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Amber Road and Concur Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Amber Road $73.16 million 2.72 -$18.72 million ($0.57) -12.82
Concur Technologies N/A N/A N/A ($2.09) N/A

Concur Technologies has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Amber Road. Amber Road is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Concur Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Amber Road and Concur Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amber Road -20.19% -53.22% -14.53%
Concur Technologies N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

72.6% of Amber Road shares are held by institutional investors. 13.1% of Amber Road shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Amber Road beats Concur Technologies on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Amber Road

Amber Road, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based global trade management (GTM) solutions. The Company’s GTM solutions include modules for logistics contract and rate management, supply chain visibility and event management, international trade compliance, and Global Knowledge trade content database to importers and exporters, non-vessel owning common carriers (resellers), and ocean carriers. The Company delivers its GTM solution using a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. The Company’s solution automates the global supply chain across sourcing, logistics, cross-border trade and regulatory compliance activities. The Company’s GTM solution combines enterprise-class software, trade content sourced from government agencies and transportation providers in approximately 145 countries, and a global supply chain network connecting its customers with the trading partners, including suppliers, freight forwarders, customs brokers and transportation carriers.

About Concur Technologies

Concur Technologies, Inc. (Concur) is a provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions for companies of all industries, sizes, and geographies. The Company delivers cloud computing software solutions. It provides cloud computing software solutions primarily on a subscription basis. The Company’s easy-to-use cloud computing solutions help companies and their employees control costs, save time, and boost productivity by streamlining the expense management, travel procurement, itinerary management, and invoice management processes. By capturing and reporting on activity throughout the travel and expense management process, its solutions provide detailed information to help its customers effectively negotiate with vendors, create budgets, and manage compliance. As of September 30, 2013, the Company had over 20,000 customers in over 150 countries.

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