CommVault Systems (NASDAQ: CVLT) and Atlassian Corporation PLC (NASDAQ:TEAM) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CommVault Systems and Atlassian Corporation PLC’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CommVault Systems $664.72 million 4.03 $9.35 million $0.05 1,176.00
Atlassian Corporation PLC $619.94 million 13.25 -$16.13 million ($0.19) -191.41

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.4% of CommVault Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.5% of Atlassian Corporation PLC shares are held by institutional investors. 13.4% of CommVault Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares CommVault Systems and Atlassian Corporation PLC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CommVault Systems 0.35% 0.30% 0.17%
Atlassian Corporation PLC -6.86% -1.91% -1.36%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for CommVault Systems and Atlassian Corporation PLC, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CommVault Systems 0 1 8 0 2.89
Atlassian Corporation PLC 0 4 9 0 2.69

CommVault Systems currently has a consensus target price of $67.63, suggesting a potential upside of 15.01%. Atlassian Corporation PLC has a consensus target price of $38.67, suggesting a potential upside of 6.31%. Given CommVault Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe CommVault Systems is more favorable than Atlassian Corporation PLC.

Risk and Volatility

CommVault Systems has a beta of 1.45, suggesting that its stock price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atlassian Corporation PLC has a beta of 2.52, suggesting that its stock price is 152% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

CommVault Systems beats Atlassian Corporation PLC on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

CommVault Systems Company Profile

Commvault Systems, Inc. (Commvault) is a provider of data and information management software applications and related services. The Company develops, markets and sells a suite of software applications and services, primarily in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, that provides its customers with data protection solutions supporting all operating systems, applications, and databases on virtual and physical servers, Network Attached Storage (NAS) shares, cloud-based infrastructures, and mobile devices; management through a single console; multiple protection methods, including backup and archive, snapshot management, replication, and content indexing for eDiscovery; storage management using deduplication for disk, tape and cloud; integration with the storage arrays; complete virtual infrastructure management supporting multiple hypervisors; security capabilities to limit access to critical data, and policy-based data management.

Atlassian Corporation PLC Company Profile

Atlassian Corporation Plc is a holding company. The Company offers a range of team collaboration products. The Company offers products, including JIRA, Confluence, HipChat, Bitbucket and JIRA Service Desk, for software developers, information technology (IT) managers and knowledge workers. The Company offers JIRA for team planning and project management; Confluence for team content creation and sharing; HipChat for team real-time messaging and communications; Bitbucket for team code sharing and management, and JIRA Service Desk for team service and support applications. JIRA allows teams to organize their work into projects and customize dashboards for those projects to keep their teams aligned and on track. Confluence provides a system for organizing, sharing and securing content in spaces arranged by team, project, department and others. The Company also offers additional tools for software developers, such as FishEye, Clover, Crowd, Crucible, Bamboo and SourceTree.

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