Veritone (NASDAQ: VERI) and Incontact (NASDAQ:SAAS) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Veritone and Incontact, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Veritone 0 0 4 0 3.00
Incontact 0 1 0 0 2.00

Veritone presently has a consensus price target of $18.05, indicating a potential downside of 39.97%. Incontact has a consensus price target of $14.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.07%. Given Incontact’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Incontact is more favorable than Veritone.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

9.7% of Veritone shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.5% of Incontact shares are held by institutional investors. 6.3% of Incontact 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Veritone and Incontact’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Veritone $12.02 million 37.42 -$27.21 million N/A N/A
Incontact N/A N/A N/A ($0.31) -45.13

Incontact has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Veritone.

Profitability

This table compares Veritone and Incontact’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Veritone N/A N/A N/A
Incontact -10.24% -22.75% -10.27%

Summary

Veritone beats Incontact on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Veritone Company Profile

Veritone, Inc. is a developer of artificial intelligence (AI) platform. The Company’s platform unlocks the power of cognitive computing to transform unstructured audio and video data and analyze it in conjunction with structured data in a seamless, automated manner to generate actionable intelligence. Its cloud-based artificial intelligence operating system (aiOS) integrates and orchestrates an open ecosystem of cognitive engines, together with the Company’s suite of applications, to reveal valuable multivariate insights from vast amounts of audio, video and structured data. The Company’s technology enables users to run comprehensive, multivariate queries, correlations and analyses in near real-time using multiple cognitive engines and data sets, integrating and refining the outputs. The Company’s services and target markets include Media Agency Services, software as a service (Saas) Solutions, and Other Vertical Markets and Applications.

Incontact Company Profile

inContact, Inc. (inContact) is a provider of cloud contact center software solutions. The Company provides a range of cloud contact center call routing, self-service and agent optimization solutions. The Company operates through two business segments: Software and Network connectivity. inContact’s Software segment includes the services related to the delivery of its cloud contact center software solutions. Its Network connectivity segment includes the voice and data long distance services provided to customers. It offers its products and services to its customers in approximately five vertical markets, such as customer services and sales business process outsourcers (BPOs), retail and direct response, healthcare providers, utilities, and state and local Government. It provides software, which includes Automatic call distributing, Computer telephony integration, Interactive voice response with speech recognition, Outbound dialer, Screen recording and Interactive reporting tool.

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