Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) and Veritone (NASDAQ:VERI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Cornerstone OnDemand and Veritone, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cornerstone OnDemand 2 4 5 1 2.42
Veritone 0 0 4 0 3.00

Cornerstone OnDemand currently has a consensus price target of $43.45, indicating a potential upside of 7.93%. Veritone has a consensus price target of $30.25, indicating a potential downside of 26.22%. Given Cornerstone OnDemand’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cornerstone OnDemand is more favorable than Veritone.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cornerstone OnDemand -15.39% -182.51% -8.45%
Veritone N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.7% of Cornerstone OnDemand shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.7% of Veritone shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.6% of Cornerstone OnDemand shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cornerstone OnDemand $445.02 million 5.21 -$45.49 million ($1.21) -33.27
Veritone $12.02 million 51.02 -$27.21 million N/A N/A

Veritone has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Cornerstone OnDemand.

Cornerstone OnDemand Company Profile

Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. is a cloud computing company. The Company provides learning and human capital management software, delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Its human capital management platform combines the talent management solutions with analytics and human resources (HR) administration solutions to enable organizations to manage the employee lifecycle. Its enterprise human capital management platform consists of four product suites: its Recruiting suite, which helps organizations to source and attract candidates, assess and select applicants, onboard new hires and manage the entire recruiting process; its Learning suite, which enables clients to manage training and development programs; its Performance suite, which provides tools to manage goal setting, performance reviews, compensation management and succession planning, and HR Administration suite, which supports employee records administration, workforce planning and compliance reporting.

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.

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