Talend (NASDAQ: TLND) and Appian Corporation (NASDAQ:APPN) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Talend and Appian Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Talend||$126.53 million||8.75||-$24.55 million||($0.99)||-39.98|
|Appian Corporation||$146.02 million||9.75||-$25.50 million||N/A||N/A|
Talend has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Appian Corporation.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Talend and Appian Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Talend currently has a consensus price target of $39.40, suggesting a potential downside of 0.45%. Appian Corporation has a consensus price target of $18.50, suggesting a potential downside of 21.84%. Given Talend’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Talend is more favorable than Appian Corporation.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
42.5% of Talend shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.6% of Appian Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 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.
This table compares Talend and Appian Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Talend Company Profile
Talend SA is a provider of open source integration solutions for data-oriented companies and integration platform under Apache Spark. The Company’s platform enables users to connect data and applications on-premise or in the cloud, in real time or in batch, Big Data or reference data. Its commercial products are Data Fabric, Big Data Integration, Real-Time Big Data, Data Preparation, Data Integration, Cloud Integration, Data Quality, Application Integration, Master Data Management and metadata Manager. Its free products are Data Preparation and Talend Open Studio, including Open Studio for Big Data, Open Studio for Data Integration, Open Studio for Data Quality, Open Studio for ESB and Open Studio for MDM. Its product, Talend Data Fabric, is a data platform. Talend Data Fabric combines big data, data integration, cloud, reference data management, data preparation and application integration in a single platform with a common development environment and management.
Appian Corporation Company Profile
Appian Corporation provides a low-code software development platform as a service that enables organizations to develop applications. Through Company’s platform, organizations can design, build and implement, enterprise-grade custom applications. Decision makers can reimagine their products, services, processes and customer interactions. The Company’s platform automates the creation of forms, data flows, records, reports and other software elements. The Company’s SAIL technology allows developers to create an application once and deploy it everywhere. The Company’s products include business process management (BPM) software, case management, mobile application development and platform as a service. The Company provides its services to a range of industries including energy, insurance, health payers and providers, manufacturing, public sector, retail and transportation.
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