Financial Contrast: Everbridge (EVBG) & Nuance Communications (NUAN)

Everbridge (NASDAQ: EVBG) and Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Everbridge and Nuance Communications, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Everbridge 0 0 10 0 3.00
Nuance Communications 0 1 6 1 3.00

Everbridge presently has a consensus target price of $32.25, indicating a potential downside of 1.56%. Nuance Communications has a consensus target price of $20.86, indicating a potential upside of 22.62%. Given Nuance Communications’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Nuance Communications is more favorable than Everbridge.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Everbridge and Nuance Communications’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Everbridge $76.85 million 12.04 -$11.28 million ($0.60) -54.60
Nuance Communications $1.98 billion 2.50 -$150.99 million ($0.52) -32.71

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

65.4% of Everbridge shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.0% of Nuance Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. 41.4% of Everbridge shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of Nuance Communications shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Everbridge and Nuance Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Everbridge -17.10% -29.44% -10.70%
Nuance Communications -7.75% 12.15% 3.94%

Summary

Nuance Communications beats Everbridge on 9 of the 13 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 Nuance Communications

Nuance Communications, Inc. is a provider of voice recognition and natural language understanding solutions. The Company’s segments include Healthcare, Mobile, Enterprise and Imaging. The Healthcare segment provides clinical speech and clinical language understanding solutions. The solutions for the Healthcare segment include transcription solutions, Dragon Medical, and clinical document improvement (CDI) and coding solutions. Its Mobile segment provides a portfolio of specialized virtual assistants and connected services. The Enterprise segment provides automated customer solutions and services. The solutions for the Enterprise segment include On-Premise solutions and services, and On-Demand multichannel cloud. The Imaging segment provides software solutions that help professionals and organizations to gain control of their document and information processes. Imaging segment include multi-function printer (MFP) scan automation solutions and MFP Print automation solutions.

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