Silver Spring Networks (NYSE: SSNI) and Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ:MANH) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Silver Spring Networks and Manhattan Associates’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Silver Spring Networks $311.01 million 2.83 -$21.62 million ($0.83) -19.59
Manhattan Associates $594.60 million 5.20 $116.48 million $1.68 27.07

Manhattan Associates has higher revenue and earnings than Silver Spring Networks. Silver Spring Networks is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Manhattan Associates, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

75.5% of Silver Spring Networks shares are held by institutional investors. 25.2% of Silver Spring Networks shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Manhattan Associates shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Silver Spring Networks and Manhattan Associates’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Silver Spring Networks -53.03% N/A -33.06%
Manhattan Associates 19.59% 72.02% 40.06%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Silver Spring Networks and Manhattan Associates, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Silver Spring Networks 0 10 2 0 2.17
Manhattan Associates 0 2 1 0 2.33

Silver Spring Networks presently has a consensus price target of $14.75, indicating a potential downside of 9.29%. Manhattan Associates has a consensus price target of $55.00, indicating a potential upside of 20.93%. Given Manhattan Associates’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Manhattan Associates is more favorable than Silver Spring Networks.

Volatility and Risk

Silver Spring Networks has a beta of 1.6, indicating that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Manhattan Associates has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Manhattan Associates beats Silver Spring Networks on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Silver Spring Networks

Silver Spring Networks, Inc. is engaged in creating, building and deploying large-scale networks and solutions enabling the Internet of things (IoT) for critical infrastructure. The Company provides a networking platform and solutions that enable utilities to transform the power grid infrastructure into the smart grid. Its networking platform enables customers to communicate with devices connected to the power grid. Its networking platform comprises hardware, such as access points and relays; its communications modules; its SilverLinkOS network operating software, and its GridScape management and security software. It offers solutions built upon SilverLink Network and Data platforms, including advanced metering, distribution automation, demand-side management, street lights and its wireless Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) network service for the IoT, Starfish. Through its managed application services, it manages the SilverLink Control Platform and SilverLink Applications.

About Manhattan Associates

Manhattan Associates, Inc. (Manhattan) is a developer and provider of supply chain commerce solutions. The Company operates through three geographical segments: the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and the Asia Pacific (APAC). It is engaged in developing, selling, deploying, servicing and maintaining software solutions designed to manage supply chains, inventory and omni-channel operations for retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, logistics providers and other organizations. Its solutions consist of software, services and hardware, which coordinate people, workflows, assets, events and tasks across the functions linked in a supply chain from planning through execution. Its supply chain solutions consist of three components: Distribution Management, Transportation Management and Visibility. Its Omni-Channel Solutions include Omni-Channel Central Solutions and Omni-Channel Local Solutions. Its Inventory solutions include Inventory Optimization and Planning.

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