Cvent (NYSE: CVT) and CommVault Systems (NASDAQ:CVLT) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Cvent and CommVault Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cvent 0 0 0 0 N/A
CommVault Systems 0 1 8 0 2.89

CommVault Systems has a consensus price target of $70.67, suggesting a potential upside of 20.69%. Given CommVault Systems’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CommVault Systems is more favorable than Cvent.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cvent and CommVault Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cvent N/A N/A N/A ($0.57) -63.16
CommVault Systems $664.72 million 4.01 $9.35 million $0.05 1,171.00

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

Profitability

This table compares Cvent and CommVault Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cvent -9.84% -12.55% -6.86%
CommVault Systems 0.35% 0.30% 0.17%

Volatility & Risk

Cvent has a beta of 0.28, suggesting that its share price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CommVault Systems has a beta of 1.4, suggesting that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.3% of Cvent shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.5% of CommVault Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 43.0% of Cvent shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.4% of CommVault Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

CommVault Systems beats Cvent on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cvent Company Profile

Cvent, Inc. is a cloud-based enterprise event management company. The Company provides solutions for both sides of the events and meetings value chain, such as event and meeting planners, through its Event Cloud, and hoteliers and venues, through its Hospitality Cloud. The Company offers planners a platform that addresses the entire lifecycle of events and meetings, including budgeting, planning, venue sourcing, marketing, management and measurement of meetings. It offers over six product categories, on over two integrated clouds, the Event Cloud and the Hospitality Cloud. The Event Cloud includes approximately five product categories, such as event management software, enterprise solutions software, mobile event applications, pre- and post-event feedback management software, and onsite event solutions. The Hospitality Cloud includes over three product categories, including group marketing solutions, group demand management, and group business intelligence for hotels and venues.

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.

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