Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) and Five9 (NASDAQ:FIVN) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Adobe Systems and Five9, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Adobe Systems and Five9’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Adobe Systems||$7.30 billion||13.87||$1.69 billion||$3.38||60.96|
|Five9||$200.23 million||8.43||-$8.97 million||($0.17)||-178.47|
Adobe Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Five9. Five9 is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Adobe Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk and Volatility
Adobe Systems has a beta of 1.18, meaning that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Five9 has a beta of 0.26, meaning that its stock price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
86.2% of Adobe Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.9% of Five9 shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Adobe Systems shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.1% of Five9 shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Adobe Systems and Five9’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Adobe Systems beats Five9 on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Adobe Systems Company Profile
Adobe Systems Incorporated is a software company. The Company offers products and services used by professionals, marketers, knowledge workers, application developers, enterprises and consumers for creating, managing, delivering, measuring, optimizing and engaging with compelling content and experiences. It operates through three segments: Digital Media, Digital Marketing, and Print and Publishing. Its Digital Media segment provides tools and solutions that enable individuals, small and medium businesses and enterprises to create, publish, promote and monetize their digital content. Its Digital Marketing segment provides solutions and services for how digital advertising and marketing are created, managed, executed, measured and optimized. Its Print and Publishing segment addresses market opportunities ranging from the diverse authoring and publishing needs of technical and business publishing to its legacy type and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) printing businesses.
Five9 Company Profile
Five9 Inc. (Five9) is a provider of cloud software for contact centers. The Company’s purpose-built Virtual Contact Center (VCC) cloud platform delivers a suite of applications that enable the breadth of contact center-related customer service, sales and marketing functions. The Company’s solution, which consists of its VCC cloud platform and applications, allows simultaneous management and optimization of customer interactions across voice, chat, e-mail, Web, social media and mobile channels, either directly or through its application programming interfaces (APIs). The Company’s VCC cloud platform matches each customer interaction with an appropriate agent resource and delivers relevant customer data to the agent in real-time through integrations with adjacent enterprise applications, such as customer relationship management (CRM) software, to optimize the customer experience and agent productivity.
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