Upland Software (UPLD) vs. Its Peers Financial Survey

Upland Software (NASDAQ: UPLD) is one of 97 public companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Upland Software to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

Upland Software has a beta of 0.57, suggesting that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Upland Software’s peers have a beta of 1.13, suggesting that their average share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Upland Software and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Upland Software -19.10% -23.25% -9.34%
Upland Software Competitors -24.60% -412.83% -8.09%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Upland Software and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Upland Software $82.65 million $9.22 million -22.48
Upland Software Competitors $1.27 billion $344.85 million 34.13

Upland Software’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Upland Software. Upland Software is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Upland Software and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Upland Software 0 1 5 0 2.83
Upland Software Competitors 516 2407 4053 134 2.54

Upland Software presently has a consensus target price of $27.25, suggesting a potential upside of 31.77%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 6.95%. Given Upland Software’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Upland Software is more favorable than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

26.9% of Upland Software shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 30.2% of Upland Software shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 22.7% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Upland Software Company Profile

Upland Software Inc. is a provider of cloud-based enterprise work management software. The Company provides a family of cloud-based enterprise work management software applications for the information technology, process excellence, finance, professional services and marketing functions within organizations. Its software applications serve a range of enterprise work management needs, from strategic planning to task execution. It services customers ranging from corporations and Government agencies to small- and medium-sized businesses. Its customers operate in a range of industries, including financial services, retail, technology, manufacturing, education, consumer goods, media, and telecommunications, Government, food and beverage, healthcare and life sciences, chemicals and travel and hospitality. The Company provides a family of cloud-based enterprise work management software applications under the Upland brand.

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