Perficient (NASDAQ: PRFT) and TeleTech Holdings (NASDAQ:TTEC) are both small-cap technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Perficient and TeleTech Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Perficient 0 1 2 0 2.67
TeleTech Holdings 0 0 0 0 N/A

Perficient presently has a consensus target price of $20.50, suggesting a potential upside of 12.39%. Given Perficient’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Perficient is more favorable than TeleTech Holdings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Perficient and TeleTech Holdings’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Perficient $452.14 million 1.42 $47.43 million $0.42 43.43
TeleTech Holdings $1.35 billion 1.32 $171.35 million $0.97 40.21

TeleTech Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Perficient. TeleTech Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Perficient, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Perficient and TeleTech Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Perficient 2.06% 2.69% 2.05%
TeleTech Holdings 3.30% 19.49% 8.70%

Risk and Volatility

Perficient has a beta of 0.91, indicating that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TeleTech Holdings has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

75.1% of Perficient shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.7% of TeleTech Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of Perficient shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 70.0% of TeleTech Holdings shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

TeleTech Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Perficient does not pay a dividend. TeleTech Holdings pays out 45.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

TeleTech Holdings beats Perficient on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Perficient

Perficient, Inc. is an information technology and management consulting firm. The Company’s solutions include business intelligence and analytics, commerce, content management, custom applications, platform implementations, portals and collaboration, business integration and application program interfaces, management consulting, business process management, and customer relationship management, among others. It provides services to the healthcare (pharma and life sciences), financial services (banking and insurance), retail and consumer goods, automotive and transport products, electronics and computer hardware, telecommunications, manufacturing, business services, and leisure, and media and entertainment markets, among others.

About TeleTech Holdings

TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (TeleTech) is a customer service provider that delivers consulting, technology, growth and customer care solutions on a global scale. The Company operates through four segments: Customer Management Services (CMS), Customer Growth Services (CGS), Customer Technology Services (CTS) and Customer Strategy Services (CSS). The CMS segment designs and manages clients’ front-to-back office processes to deliver just-in-time, personalized, multi-channel interactions. The CGS segment offers integrated sales and marketing solutions to help its clients in the business-to-consumer or business-to-business markets. The CTS segment includes operational and system design consulting, customer experience technology product, implementation and integration consulting services, and management of clients cloud and on premise solutions. The CSS segment provides professional services in customer experience strategy, and system and operational process optimization.

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