FalconStor Software (FALC) and Descartes Systems Group (DSGX) Critical Contrast

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FalconStor Software (OTCMKTS:FALC) and Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ:DSGX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares FalconStor Software and Descartes Systems Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FalconStor Software -8.87% -0.46% 0.33%
Descartes Systems Group 11.37% 6.01% 4.74%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares FalconStor Software and Descartes Systems Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FalconStor Software $17.84 million 2.14 -$910,000.00 N/A N/A
Descartes Systems Group $275.17 million 11.35 $31.28 million $0.40 101.13

Descartes Systems Group has higher revenue and earnings than FalconStor Software.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for FalconStor Software and Descartes Systems Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FalconStor Software 0 0 0 0 N/A
Descartes Systems Group 0 4 5 0 2.56

Descartes Systems Group has a consensus price target of $37.00, suggesting a potential downside of 8.53%. Given Descartes Systems Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Descartes Systems Group is more favorable than FalconStor Software.

Risk and Volatility

FalconStor Software has a beta of 0.89, indicating that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Descartes Systems Group has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.7% of Descartes Systems Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 56.2% of FalconStor Software shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Descartes Systems Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Descartes Systems Group beats FalconStor Software on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

FalconStor Software Company Profile

FalconStor Software, Inc., a storage software company, develops, manufactures, and sells data migration, business continuity, disaster recovery, optimized backup, and de-duplication solutions worldwide. It offers FreeStor, a software-defined platform that provides migration, continuity, protection/recovery, and optimization for storage environment through a single management interface; FalconStor network storage server for migration, storage virtualization, provisioning, and management; and FalconStor continuous data protector for bootable snapshots, zero-impact backup, and local and remote disaster recovery. The company also provides FalconStor RecoverTrac disaster recovery automation tool; and FalconStor optimized backup and deduplication solution for optimized backup, archive to tape, block and file based deduplication, and storage capacity optimization. In addition, it offers maintenance, implementation, and engineering services. The company sells its products through authorized partners, value-added resellers, solution providers, system integrators, direct market resellers, distributors, managed service providers, cloud service providers, and original equipment manufacturers, as well as directly to customers. FalconStor Software, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Descartes Systems Group Company Profile

The Descartes Systems Group Inc. provides federated network and logistics technology solutions worldwide. Its Logistics Application Suite offers a range of modular, cloud-based, and interoperable Web and wireless logistics management applications. The company's Logistics Application Suite offers solutions, such as route planning and execution, mobile applications, and telematics and compliance; transportation management solutions comprising carrier compliance and rate management, freight audit and settlement, dock scheduling and yard management, pool distribution, transportation planning and execution, and logistics flow control, as well as visibility, tracking, and performance management; and global logistics network services, such as document management, community, and connectivity services. Its Logistics Application Suite solutions also include customs and regulatory compliance solutions, such as cargo security compliance, declaration and fiscal compliance, customs warehouse management, ocean regulatory services, industry program support services, global trade content, and government solutions; and broker and forwarder enterprise system solutions, such as forwarder back office, and brokerage and declaration services. In addition, the company offers consulting, implementation, and training services; and maintenance and support services. It serves transportation providers, logistics service providers, and distribution-intensive companies through distributors, alliance partners, and value added resellers. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.

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