Limelight Networks (LLNW) and SilverSun Technologies (SSNT) Head-To-Head Review

Limelight Networks (NASDAQ:LLNW) and SilverSun Technologies (NASDAQ:SSNT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

71.8% of Limelight Networks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.9% of SilverSun Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 10.6% of Limelight Networks shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 47.1% of SilverSun Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Limelight Networks has a beta of 2.75, suggesting that its share price is 175% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SilverSun Technologies has a beta of 0.5, suggesting that its share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Limelight Networks and SilverSun Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Limelight Networks 5.03% -1.34% -1.08%
SilverSun Technologies -2.13% 5.02% 1.96%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Limelight Networks and SilverSun Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Limelight Networks $195.67 million 1.73 $9.84 million ($0.02) -148.00
SilverSun Technologies $34.85 million 0.45 -$480,000.00 $0.12 28.75

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Limelight Networks and SilverSun Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Limelight Networks 0 1 4 0 2.80
SilverSun Technologies 0 0 2 0 3.00

Limelight Networks presently has a consensus price target of $6.38, indicating a potential upside of 115.37%. SilverSun Technologies has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 102.90%. Given Limelight Networks’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Limelight Networks is more favorable than SilverSun Technologies.

Summary

Limelight Networks beats SilverSun Technologies on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Limelight Networks

Limelight Networks, Inc. provides content delivery and related services and solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers services and solutions for businesses to deliver their digital content across Internet, mobile, and social channels. It provides Orchestrate Platform, a suite of integrated services comprising content delivery, video content management, Website and Web application acceleration, Website and content security, and cloud storage services. The company also offers professional services and other infrastructure services, such as transit and rack space services. It serves media companies operating in the television, music, radio, newspaper, magazine, movie, game, software, and social media industries, as well as enterprises, technology companies, and government entities conducting business online. Limelight Networks, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.

About SilverSun Technologies

SilverSun Technologies, Inc. operates as a business application, technology, and consulting company. The company resells enterprise resource planning software for the financial accounting requirements, as well as offers associated training, technical support, and professional services. The company also publishes and markets MAPADOC, an electronic data interchange software through a network of resellers. In addition, the company resells warehouse management system software, which controls the movement and storage of materials; and offers customer relationship management and business intelligence products. Further, it provides managed services, data back-up, network maintenance and service upgrades, hosting, business continuity, cloud, email, and Web services. It serves small and medium-sized businesses that sell services and products to various end users, manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors in the United States. The company was formerly known as Trey Resources, Inc. and changed its name to SilverSun Technologies, Inc. in June 2011. SilverSun Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in East Hanover, New Jersey.

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