Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ:MANH) and ChannelAdvisor (NYSE:ECOM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends and risk.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Manhattan Associates and ChannelAdvisor, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Manhattan Associates currently has a consensus price target of $55.00, indicating a potential upside of 1.23%. ChannelAdvisor has a consensus price target of $19.40, indicating a potential upside of 47.53%. Given ChannelAdvisor’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ChannelAdvisor is more favorable than Manhattan Associates.
Volatility and Risk
Manhattan Associates has a beta of 1.5, indicating that its stock price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ChannelAdvisor has a beta of 0.07, indicating that its stock price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Manhattan Associates and ChannelAdvisor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider and Institutional Ownership
72.7% of ChannelAdvisor shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Manhattan Associates shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.8% of ChannelAdvisor shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Manhattan Associates and ChannelAdvisor’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Manhattan Associates||$559.16 million||6.32||$104.69 million||$1.58||34.39|
|ChannelAdvisor||$131.22 million||2.74||-$7.60 million||($0.26)||-50.58|
Manhattan Associates has higher revenue and earnings than ChannelAdvisor. ChannelAdvisor is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Manhattan Associates, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Manhattan Associates beats ChannelAdvisor on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Manhattan Associates
Manhattan Associates, Inc. develops, sells, deploys, services, and maintains software solutions to manage supply chains, inventory, and omni-channel operations for retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, logistics providers, and other organizations. The company provides supply chain solutions, including distribution management, transportation management, and visibility solutions; omni-channel solutions; and inventory optimization and planning solutions. It also offers Manhattan SCALE, a portfolio of logistics execution solutions that provide trading partner management, yard management, optimization, warehouse management, and transportation execution services; Manhattan Active solutions; and maintenance services. In addition, the company provides professional services, such as solutions planning and implementation, and related consulting services; and training and change management services. Further, it resells computer hardware, radio frequency terminal networks, radio frequency identification chip readers, bar code printers and scanners, and other peripherals. It offers products through direct sales personnel, as well as through partnership agreements with various organizations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Manhattan Associates, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
ChannelAdvisor Corporation provides software-as-a-service solutions in the United States and internationally. Its e-commerce cloud platform helps brands and retailers to improve their online performance by expanding sales channels, connecting with consumers around the world, optimizing their operations for peak performance, and providing actionable analytics to improve competitiveness. Its suite of solutions include various modules, including Marketplaces module that connects customers to third-party marketplaces; and Digital Marketing module, which connects customers to compare shopping Websites that allow customers to advertise products on search engines. The company also offers Where to Buy solution that allows brands to provide their Web visitors or digital marketing audiences with information about the authorized resellers that carry their products and the availability of those products; and Product Intelligence, a solution that provides brands with insights about online assortment, product coverage gaps, pricing trends, and adherence by their retailers to content guidelines. Its customers include online businesses of online businesses of brands and retailers, as well as advertising agencies that use its solutions on behalf of their clients. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Morrisville, North Carolina.
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