Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) and CommerceHub (NASDAQ:CHUBK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability and valuation.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Adobe Systems and CommerceHub’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Adobe Systems||$7.30 billion||14.53||$1.69 billion||$3.76||57.19|
|CommerceHub||$111.12 million||8.79||$9.57 million||$0.22||102.00|
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Adobe Systems and CommerceHub, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Adobe Systems currently has a consensus target price of $214.42, suggesting a potential downside of 0.28%. Given Adobe Systems’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Adobe Systems is more favorable than CommerceHub.
Risk & Volatility
Adobe Systems has a beta of 1.1, indicating that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CommerceHub has a beta of -0.11, indicating that its stock price is 111% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
87.0% of Adobe Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.3% of CommerceHub shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Adobe Systems shares are held by company insiders. 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 Adobe Systems and CommerceHub’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Adobe Systems beats CommerceHub on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Adobe Systems
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.
CommerceHub, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides cloud-based e-commerce fulfillment and marketing solutions for large retailers, marketplaces, consumer brands, and marketplaces primarily in the United States and Canada. The company provides assortment expansion solutions, which enable its retailer customers to communicate electronically with their drop-ship suppliers; and demand channel solutions that allow sellers to upload their entire product catalog to platform and then transform and syndicate that product catalog to a range of e-commerce demand channels to facilitate consumer demand generation. It also offers solutions for enhanced delivery experience, which helps retailers and suppliers enhance their consumer delivery networks through the application of algorithms that optimize shipping decisions and allocate physical product inventory across fulfillment locations. CommerceHub, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Albany, New York.
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