Sapiens International (SPNS) and Clicksoftware Technologies (CKSW) Critical Comparison

Sapiens International (NASDAQ: SPNS) and Clicksoftware Technologies (NASDAQ:CKSW) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Dividends

Sapiens International pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Clicksoftware Technologies does not pay a dividend. Sapiens International pays out 1,000.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares Sapiens International and Clicksoftware Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sapiens International 0.38% 6.84% 4.10%
Clicksoftware Technologies -17.41% -33.03% -19.26%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Sapiens International and Clicksoftware Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sapiens International 0 0 4 0 3.00
Clicksoftware Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Sapiens International currently has a consensus price target of $15.00, suggesting a potential upside of 26.69%. Given Sapiens International’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Sapiens International is more favorable than Clicksoftware Technologies.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

9.2% of Sapiens International shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.0% of Sapiens International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sapiens International and Clicksoftware Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sapiens International $216.19 million 2.70 $19.33 million $0.02 592.30
Clicksoftware Technologies N/A N/A N/A ($0.17) -74.12

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

Volatility & Risk

Sapiens International has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Clicksoftware Technologies has a beta of 1.4, meaning that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Sapiens International beats Clicksoftware Technologies on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sapiens International

Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (Sapiens) is a provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with a focus on the financial services sector. The Company operates in provider of software solutions segment. Its software solutions portfolio consists of Life, Pension, Annuity and Retirement Solutions, including software solutions for the management of a range of products for life, pension, annuity and retirement; Property and Casualty/General Insurance Solutions, including a software suite of solutions, supporting a range of business lines, including personal, commercial and specialty lines, as well as a solution for the management of reinsurance contracts; Sapiens DECISION, which is a business decision management solution, and Technology-Based Solutions, such as Sapiens eMerge. Its services include project delivery and implementation, business and technical consulting related to its products, project and program management, training and user acceptance testing.

About Clicksoftware Technologies

ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. is a provider of software products and solutions for workforce management and optimization both for mobile and in-house resources. The Company’s solutions are grouped into four main suites, which together comprise its Service Optimization Suite: Field Service Daily Suite, Roster (Shift Planning) Suite, Mobility Suite, and Forecasting and Planning Suite. Field Service Daily Suite covers automatic decision making and optimization support to manage field service operations. Roster (Shift Planning) Suite covers shift planning needs for both the manager, as well as the employee. Mobility Suite covers the needs of the mobile individual and back-office staff for field data communication. Forecasting and Planning Suite covers tactical short term resource planning. The Company operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Francisco Partners.

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