Clicksoftware Technologies (NASDAQ: CKSW) and Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX) are both technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

66.3% of Open Text Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 10.6% of Open Text Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Clicksoftware Technologies and Open Text Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Clicksoftware Technologies N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Open Text Corporation $2.29 billion 3.84 $631.71 million $4.16 7.99

Open Text Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Clicksoftware Technologies.

Dividends

Open Text Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.53 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Clicksoftware Technologies does not pay a dividend. Open Text Corporation pays out 12.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Clicksoftware Technologies and Open Text Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Clicksoftware Technologies -17.41% -33.03% -19.26%
Open Text Corporation 44.77% 8.92% 4.29%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Clicksoftware Technologies and Open Text Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Clicksoftware Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Open Text Corporation 0 1 7 0 2.88

Open Text Corporation has a consensus price target of $42.29, suggesting a potential upside of 27.18%. Given Open Text Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Open Text Corporation is more favorable than Clicksoftware Technologies.

Summary

Open Text Corporation beats Clicksoftware Technologies on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Clicksoftware Technologies Company Profile

ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. is a provider of software products and solutions for workforce management and optimization both for mobile and in-house resources. The Company’s solutions are grouped into four main suites, which together comprise its Service Optimization Suite: Field Service Daily Suite, Roster (Shift Planning) Suite, Mobility Suite, and Forecasting and Planning Suite. Field Service Daily Suite covers automatic decision making and optimization support to manage field service operations. Roster (Shift Planning) Suite covers shift planning needs for both the manager, as well as the employee. Mobility Suite covers the needs of the mobile individual and back-office staff for field data communication. Forecasting and Planning Suite covers tactical short term resource planning. The Company operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Francisco Partners.

Open Text Corporation Company Profile

Open Text Corporation provides a platform and suite of software products and services that assist organizations in finding, utilizing, and sharing business information from any device. The Company designs, develops, markets and sells Enterprise Information Management (EIM) software and solutions. Its EIM offerings include Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Business Process Management (BPM), Customer Experience Management (CEM), Business Network, Discovery and Analytics. Its software and services allow organizations to manage the information that flows into, out of, and throughout the enterprise as part of daily operations. Its solutions incorporate collaborative and mobile technologies and are delivered for on-premises deployment, as well as through cloud, hybrid and managed hosted services models. In addition, the Company provides solutions that facilitate the exchange of information and transactions that occur between supply chain participants.

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