Comparing Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) & Synchronoss Technologies (SNCR)

Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ: SNCR) and Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ:CSOD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

74.1% of Synchronoss Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.7% of Cornerstone OnDemand shares are held by institutional investors. 10.5% of Synchronoss Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of Cornerstone OnDemand shares are held 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Synchronoss Technologies and Cornerstone OnDemand’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Synchronoss Technologies $476.75 million 0.87 $54.33 million $0.44 21.55
Cornerstone OnDemand $445.02 million 5.16 -$45.49 million ($1.21) -32.96

Synchronoss Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Cornerstone OnDemand. Cornerstone OnDemand is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Synchronoss Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Synchronoss Technologies has a beta of 1.69, indicating that its stock price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cornerstone OnDemand has a beta of 0.61, indicating that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Synchronoss Technologies and Cornerstone OnDemand, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Synchronoss Technologies 2 6 0 0 1.75
Cornerstone OnDemand 2 4 5 1 2.42

Synchronoss Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $17.57, suggesting a potential upside of 85.35%. Cornerstone OnDemand has a consensus target price of $43.45, suggesting a potential upside of 8.96%. Given Synchronoss Technologies’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Synchronoss Technologies is more favorable than Cornerstone OnDemand.

Profitability

This table compares Synchronoss Technologies and Cornerstone OnDemand’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Synchronoss Technologies 3.38% 11.20% 6.21%
Cornerstone OnDemand -15.39% -182.51% -8.45%

Summary

Synchronoss Technologies beats Cornerstone OnDemand on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Synchronoss Technologies Company Profile

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. is a global software and services company, which provides technologies and services for the mobile transformation of business. The Company’s portfolio in the Consumer and Enterprise markets contains offerings, such as personal cloud, secure-mobility, identity management and scalable messaging platforms, products and solutions. Its products and platforms are designed to enable multiple converged communication services to be managed across a range of distribution channels, including e-commerce, m-commerce, telesales, customer stores, indirect and other retail outlets. The Company operates in and markets their solutions and services directly through their sales organizations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. It delivers technologies for mobile transformation to service provider and enterprise customers in regulated verticals and use cases.

Cornerstone OnDemand Company Profile

Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. is a cloud computing company. The Company provides learning and human capital management software, delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Its human capital management platform combines the talent management solutions with analytics and human resources (HR) administration solutions to enable organizations to manage the employee lifecycle. Its enterprise human capital management platform consists of four product suites: its Recruiting suite, which helps organizations to source and attract candidates, assess and select applicants, onboard new hires and manage the entire recruiting process; its Learning suite, which enables clients to manage training and development programs; its Performance suite, which provides tools to manage goal setting, performance reviews, compensation management and succession planning, and HR Administration suite, which supports employee records administration, workforce planning and compliance reporting.

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