Everbridge (NASDAQ: EVBG) and The Ultimate Software Group (NASDAQ:ULTI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Everbridge and The Ultimate Software Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Everbridge $76.85 million 11.63 -$11.28 million ($0.60) -52.73
The Ultimate Software Group $781.29 million 8.88 $30.25 million $0.97 239.35

The Ultimate Software Group has higher revenue and earnings than Everbridge. Everbridge is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Ultimate Software Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.9% of Everbridge shares are owned by institutional investors. 41.4% of Everbridge shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.9% of The Ultimate Software Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Everbridge has a beta of 1.67, indicating that its stock price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Ultimate Software Group has a beta of 1.07, indicating that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Everbridge and The Ultimate Software Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Everbridge -17.10% -29.44% -10.70%
The Ultimate Software Group 3.31% 6.84% 2.45%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Everbridge and The Ultimate Software Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Everbridge 0 0 10 0 3.00
The Ultimate Software Group 1 3 17 0 2.76

Everbridge presently has a consensus price target of $32.25, suggesting a potential upside of 1.93%. The Ultimate Software Group has a consensus price target of $242.65, suggesting a potential upside of 4.51%. Given The Ultimate Software Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe The Ultimate Software Group is more favorable than Everbridge.

Summary

The Ultimate Software Group beats Everbridge on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Everbridge

Everbridge, Inc. is a global software company. The Company provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate organizations’ operational response to critical events in order to keep people safe and businesses running. During public safety threats, such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events, such as information technology (IT) outages, cyber-attacks or other incidents, such as product recalls or supply-chain interruptions, its Software as a Service (SaaS)-based platform enables its customers to aggregate and assess threat data, locate people at risk and responders able to assist, automate the execution of pre-defined communications processes, and track progress on executing response plans. Its platform provides organizations with the ability to send and receive notifications based on the last known locations of people, not just based on a static office or home address.

About The Ultimate Software Group

The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (Ultimate) is a cloud provider of people management solutions, referred to as human capital management (HCM). The Company’s UltiPro product suite (UltiPro) is an engaging solution that has human resources (HR), payroll and benefits management. As of December 31, 2016, UltiPro included global people management, available in 14 languages with more than 35 country-specific localizations. The solution is delivered through software-as-a-service (SaaS) to organizations based in the United States and Canada, including those with global workforces. The UltiPro solution includes feature sets for talent acquisition and onboarding, HR management and compliance, benefits management and online enrollment, payroll, performance management, compensation management with salary planning, budgeting, and development of incentive plans, succession management, reporting and analytical decision-making and predictive tools, and time and attendance.

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