Head to Head Review: Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ:SMSI) and Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ:CSOD)

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Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ:SMSI) and Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ:CSOD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Smith Micro Software and Cornerstone OnDemand’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Smith Micro Software $26.28 million 7.96 -$2.74 million ($0.14) -40.43
Cornerstone OnDemand $537.89 million 6.28 -$33.84 million ($0.23) -242.04

Smith Micro Software has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Cornerstone OnDemand. Cornerstone OnDemand is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Smith Micro Software, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Smith Micro Software and Cornerstone OnDemand, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Smith Micro Software 0 0 3 0 3.00
Cornerstone OnDemand 0 2 5 1 2.88

Smith Micro Software currently has a consensus target price of $4.67, suggesting a potential downside of 16.67%. Cornerstone OnDemand has a consensus target price of $64.43, suggesting a potential upside of 15.73%. Given Cornerstone OnDemand’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cornerstone OnDemand is more favorable than Smith Micro Software.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

6.9% of Smith Micro Software shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.2% of Cornerstone OnDemand shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.8% of Smith Micro Software shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.4% of Cornerstone OnDemand shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Smith Micro Software has a beta of 0.45, suggesting that its stock price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cornerstone OnDemand has a beta of 1.12, suggesting that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Smith Micro Software and Cornerstone OnDemand’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Smith Micro Software 15.99% 26.71% 17.50%
Cornerstone OnDemand -3.23% -11.18% -1.00%

Summary

Smith Micro Software beats Cornerstone OnDemand on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Smith Micro Software

Smith Micro Software, Inc. develops and sells software to simplify and enhance the mobile experience to wireless service providers, device manufacturers, and enterprise businesses in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It operates through two segments, Wireless and Graphics. The Wireless segment offers SafePath Family, real-time family location tracking app; CommSuite VVM, a Visual Voicemail directly to a mobile phone app and email; CommSuite VTT, Voice-to-Text transcription system; NetWise Optics, a mobile analytics solution; NetWise Passport, an automated user onboarding and Wi-Fi service provisioning solution; QuickLink IoT Services Platform, an end-to-end device management platform; and Captivate, a mobile marketing and Big Data platform. The Graphics segment develops various software products, including graphic design and animation, compression, and PC/Mac utilities for consumers, professional artists, and educators. This segment offers Poser, 3D rendering and animation software for photorealistic characters, art, illustration, and digital design; Moho, 2D animation program for creating movies, cartoons, anime, and cut out animations; MotionArtist, a solution for creating animatics and interactive presentations; and StuffIt Deluxe, a solution for documents and media. The company provides its products through direct sales on its Websites, as well as through affiliate Websites, resellers, and retail outlets. It also offers technical support and customer services. Smith Micro Software, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California.

About Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides learning and human capital management software through software-as-a-service model worldwide. Its enterprise human capital management platform comprises four product suites, such as Recruiting Suite that helps organizations to attract, hire, and onboard the right employees; Learning Suite, which provides robust, a modern learning management software to supports compliance, knowledge sharing, and employee-driven development training; Performance Suite that provides tools to manage goal setting, performance reviews, competency assessments, development plans, continuous feedback, compensation management, and succession planning; and HR Administration Suite, which provides an aggregated view of all employee data with workforce planning, self-service management, and compliance reporting capabilities. The company also offers professional services, including application configuration, system integration, business process re-engineering, change management, and training. It serves business services, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, insurance, manufacturing, retail, and technology industries. Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

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