Support.com (SPRT) and E2open (EOPN) Head-To-Head Review

Support.com (NASDAQ: SPRT) and E2open (NASDAQ:EOPN) are both small-cap technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Support.com and E2open’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Support.com -8.06% -6.02% -5.23%
E2open -44.99% -74.59% -31.05%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

35.1% of Support.com shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.5% of Support.com shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Support.com and E2open’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Support.com $61.66 million 0.73 -$15.95 million ($0.25) -9.68
E2open N/A N/A N/A ($1.12) -7.67

E2open has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Support.com. Support.com is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than E2open, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Support.com and E2open, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Support.com 0 0 0 0 N/A
E2open 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Support.com beats E2open on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Support.com

Support.com, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based software and services for technology support. The Company offers outsourced support services for service providers, retailers, Internet of Things (IoT) solution providers and technology companies. It offers technology support services programs for both the consumer and small business markets, and includes computer and mobile device set-up, security and support, virus and malware removal, wireless network set-up, and home security and automation system support. Its cloud-based offering, Nexus, is a software-as-a-service solution for companies to support interactions with their customers. Its end user software products are designed to maintain, optimize and secure computers and mobile devices. Its principal software products include products designed for malware protection and removal (SUPERAntiSpyware); personal computer (PC), smartphone and tablet maintenance and optimization (Cosmos), and PC registry cleaning and repair (ARO).

About E2open

E2open, LLC is a United States-based provider of supply chain operating network. The Company’s suite of collaborative supply chain solutions include multi-enterprise cloud connectivity, visibility and collaboration, supply management, sensing and planning, replenishment and fulfillment, quality and traceability, supply chain finance, and analytics and visualization. Its multi-enterprise cloud connectivity solution is the network that connects all trading partners, allowing companies to exchange information and work collaboratively, securely and in real time. Its visibility and collaboration solutions provide end-to-end supply chain visibility. Its supply management solutions provide visibility, control and collaborative capabilities across all buy-side processes. Its sensing and planning solutions allow customers to respond to changes at any level of their multi-enterprise supply chain. Its replenishment and fulfillment solutions give customers the visibility and planning support.

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