Determine (NASDAQ: DTRM) and Jive Software (NASDAQ:JIVE) are both software – nec companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

17.6% of Determine shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.4% of Jive Software shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.0% of Determine shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.7% of Jive Software shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Determine and Jive Software, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Determine 0 1 2 0 2.67
Jive Software 0 1 0 0 2.00

Determine presently has a consensus price target of $3.83, indicating a potential upside of 112.96%. Jive Software has a consensus price target of $5.25, indicating a potential upside of 0.00%. Given Determine’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Determine is more favorable than Jive Software.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Determine and Jive Software’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Determine $27.46 million 0.97 -$9.45 million ($0.68) -2.65
Jive Software N/A N/A N/A ($0.11) -47.73

Jive Software has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Determine. Jive Software is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Determine, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Determine and Jive Software’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Determine -30.72% -88.32% -14.81%
Jive Software -3.25% -9.97% -2.90%


Jive Software beats Determine on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Determine Company Profile

Determine, Inc., (Determine), formerly Selectica, Inc., is a provider of enterprise contract management, supply management and configuration solutions. The Company is engaged in providing software as a service (SaaS) Source to Pay and Enterprise Contract Lifecyclem Management (ECLM) solutions. Its Source to Pay software suite includes strategic sourcing, supplier management, contract management and procure-to-pay applications. The Determine Cloud Platform gives procurement, finance and legal professionals the ability to deliver insights through analysis of their supplier relationships and contractual requirements. The Determine platform is an open technology infrastructure based on smart process application models. In addition to its source to pay and enterprise contract lifecycle management solutions suite, Determine also provides a configuration engine solution. The Company’s Configuration engine consolidates the management and dissemination of complex product information.

Jive Software Company Profile

Jive Software, Inc. is engaged in providing software sales and services. The Company’s products are sold on a subscription basis, deployable in on-premise, hosted and cloud instances and used for internal or external communities. Its traditional enterprise software product offerings are based on the Jive platform (the Jive Platform), which is a communication and collaboration hub. It sells its Jive Platform across two communities: internally for employees within the enterprise and externally for customers and partners outside the enterprise. It sells its products through a direct sales force, both domestically and internationally. The Jive Platform product offerings are delivered in two configurations, Jive Internal (Jive-n) for employee networks, and Jive External (Jive-x) as a platform for customer and partner communities. The Jive Platform integrates cloud and customer-built applications through published application programing interfaces and software development kits.

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