usell.com (OTCMKTS: USEL) and The Ultimate Software Group (NASDAQ:ULTI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.
Volatility and Risk
usell.com has a beta of 2.34, suggesting that its share price is 134% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Ultimate Software Group has a beta of 1.01, suggesting that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares usell.com and The Ultimate Software Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|usell.com||$94.66 million||0.05||-$3.71 million||($0.18)||-1.33|
|The Ultimate Software Group||$940.73 million||7.98||$14.05 million||$0.48||511.75|
The Ultimate Software Group has higher revenue and earnings than usell.com. usell.com is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Ultimate Software Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares usell.com and The Ultimate Software Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|The Ultimate Software Group||1.59%||5.31%||1.91%|
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for usell.com and The Ultimate Software Group, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|The Ultimate Software Group||1||4||15||0||2.70|
The Ultimate Software Group has a consensus price target of $244.58, indicating a potential downside of 0.43%. Given The Ultimate Software Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe The Ultimate Software Group is more favorable than usell.com.
The Ultimate Software Group beats usell.com on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
usell.com Company Profile
uSell.com, Inc. operates as a market maker of used smartphones. It acquires products from individual consumers through its uSell.com Website, as well as from various carriers, big box retailers, and manufacturers through its subsidiary, We Sell Cellular. The company sells its devices to professional buyers, such as brick and mortar retailers, online retailers, large and small wholesalers, small repair shops, large refurbishing providers, and insurance companies, as well as directly to consumers through third party e-commerce platforms. The company was formerly known as Upstream Worldwide, Inc. and changed its name to uSell.com, Inc. in July 2012. uSell.com, Inc. was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
The Ultimate Software Group Company Profile
The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (Ultimate) is a cloud provider of people management solutions, referred to as human capital management (HCM). The Company’s UltiPro product suite (UltiPro) is an engaging solution that has human resources (HR), payroll and benefits management. As of December 31, 2016, UltiPro included global people management, available in 14 languages with more than 35 country-specific localizations. The solution is delivered through software-as-a-service (SaaS) to organizations based in the United States and Canada, including those with global workforces. The UltiPro solution includes feature sets for talent acquisition and onboarding, HR management and compliance, benefits management and online enrollment, payroll, performance management, compensation management with salary planning, budgeting, and development of incentive plans, succession management, reporting and analytical decision-making and predictive tools, and time and attendance.
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