Accelrys (NASDAQ: ACCL) and Everbridge (NASDAQ:EVBG) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Accelrys and Everbridge’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Accelrys N/A N/A N/A
Everbridge -16.72% -26.39% -9.90%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

51.2% of Everbridge shares are held by institutional investors. 41.4% of Everbridge shares are held by company 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Accelrys and Everbridge’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Accelrys N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Everbridge $89.08 million 7.41 -$10.77 million ($0.63) -37.30

Accelrys has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Everbridge.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Accelrys and Everbridge, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Accelrys 0 0 0 0 N/A
Everbridge 0 0 11 0 3.00

Everbridge has a consensus price target of $25.80, indicating a potential upside of 9.79%. Given Everbridge’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Everbridge is more favorable than Accelrys.

Summary

Everbridge beats Accelrys on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Accelrys Company Profile

Accelrys, Inc. develops and commercializes scientific informatics software products and services for industries and organizations. The Company’s product lines include Pipeline Pilot, Accelrys Enterprise Research and Development (R & D) Platform; Computer Aided Design Modeling and Simulation Software; Enterprise Lab Notebook; Lab Execution Systems; Content Databases, and Data Management & Informatics Software. Its software and service solutions are used by its customers’ scientists, biologists, chemists and information technology professionals in order to aggregate, mine, integrate, analyze, simulate, manage and interactively report scientific data. Effective April 29, 2014, Dassault Systemes Americas Corp (Dassault), a unit of Dassault Systemes SA, acquired Accelrys Inc.

Everbridge Company Profile

Everbridge, Inc. is a global software company. The Company provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate organizations’ operational response to critical events in order to keep people safe and businesses running. During public safety threats, such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events, such as information technology (IT) outages, cyber-attacks or other incidents, such as product recalls or supply-chain interruptions, its Software as a Service (SaaS)-based platform enables its customers to aggregate and assess threat data, locate people at risk and responders able to assist, automate the execution of pre-defined communications processes, and track progress on executing response plans. Its platform provides organizations with the ability to send and receive notifications based on the last known locations of people, not just based on a static office or home address.

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