Reviewing Sapiens International (SPNS) & Alteryx (AYX)

Sapiens International (NASDAQ: SPNS) and Alteryx (NYSE:AYX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Sapiens International and Alteryx, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sapiens International 0 2 1 0 2.33
Alteryx 0 1 7 0 2.88

Sapiens International currently has a consensus target price of $14.00, suggesting a potential upside of 44.18%. Alteryx has a consensus target price of $41.38, suggesting a potential upside of 5.28%. Given Sapiens International’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Sapiens International is more favorable than Alteryx.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sapiens International and Alteryx’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sapiens International $269.19 million 1.80 $350,000.00 $0.27 35.96
Alteryx $131.61 million 18.10 -$17.49 million ($0.31) -126.77

Sapiens International has higher revenue and earnings than Alteryx. Alteryx is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sapiens International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Sapiens International pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Alteryx does not pay a dividend. Sapiens International pays out 74.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Sapiens International has a beta of 1.29, suggesting that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alteryx has a beta of -0.82, suggesting that its stock price is 182% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

9.3% of Sapiens International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 36.3% of Alteryx shares are held by institutional investors. 16.0% of Sapiens International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 39.0% of Alteryx shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Sapiens International and Alteryx’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sapiens International 1.90% 9.22% 5.02%
Alteryx -11.67% -8.69% -4.90%

Summary

Sapiens International beats Alteryx on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sapiens International Company Profile

Sapiens International Corporation N.V. provides software solutions for the insurance and financial services industries in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and South Africa. The company offers software platform and solutions for life, pension, and annuities, such as Sapiens ALIS, LifeSuite, Life Portraits, LifeApply, Sapiens INSIGHT, and Sapiens Closed Books; and personal, commercial and specialty lines, and workers' compensation comprising Sapiens IDIT, Adaptik Policy, Adaptik Billing, Stream Claim, Sapiens Stingray, PowerSuite, and CompSuite. It also provides Digital Engagement, a digital insurance suite that includes advanced analytics, a portal for consumers and agents, an API layer for integration with the insurtech ecosystem, and a cloud proposition; and process analysis, business process automation, project management, performance optimization consulting services, etc., as well as information system development and various implementation methodology services to agents, customers, and insurance personnel. In addition, the company offers reinsurance software solutions, including Sapiens Reinsurance, Freedom Reinsurance System, and Universal Reinsurance System; eFreedom Annual Statement, PRO Financial General Ledger and Accounts Payable, PTE Financial applications, Insurance Financial reporting, and Power2Play financial and compliance solutions; and Sapiens DECISION, an enterprise-scale decision management solution. Further, it provides technology-based solutions based on its eMerge platform, which offers end-to-end modular business solutions, as well as Agile, Sapiens Delivery Tool, and Sapiens Delivery Performance Indicator methodologies. Additionally, the company offers program delivery, business transformation, and managed services. It markets and sells its products and services through direct and partner sales. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Holon, Israel.

Alteryx Company Profile

Alteryx, Inc. operates a self-service data analytics software platform that enables organizations to enhance business outcomes and the productivity of their business analysts. Its software platform includes Alteryx Designer for data preparation, blending, and analytics that could be deployable in the cloud and on premise; Alteryx Server, a secure and scalable server-based product for scheduling, sharing, and running analytic processes and applications in a Web-based environment; Alteryx Connect, a collaborative data exploration platform for discovering information assets and sharing recommendations across the enterprise; Alteryx Promote, an analytics model management product for data scientists and analytics teams to build, manage, monitor, and deploy predictive models to production; and Alteryx Analytics Gallery, a cloud-based collaboration offering that allows users to share workflows in a centralized repository. The company also provides technical support, instruction, and customer services. Alteryx, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

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