CommerceHub (NASDAQ: CHUBA) and Jive Software (NASDAQ:JIVE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CommerceHub and Jive Software’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CommerceHub $100.55 million 9.82 $9.09 million $0.28 81.43
Jive Software N/A N/A N/A ($0.11) -47.73

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

29.0% of CommerceHub shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.4% of Jive Software shares are held by institutional investors. 2.8% of CommerceHub shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.7% of Jive Software shares are held by 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for CommerceHub and Jive Software, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CommerceHub 0 1 4 0 2.80
Jive Software 0 1 0 0 2.00

CommerceHub presently has a consensus target price of $26.25, indicating a potential upside of 15.13%. Jive Software has a consensus target price of $5.25, indicating a potential upside of 0.00%. Given CommerceHub’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CommerceHub is more favorable than Jive Software.


This table compares CommerceHub and Jive Software’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CommerceHub 11.79% 34.82% 18.52%
Jive Software -3.25% -9.97% -2.90%


CommerceHub beats Jive Software on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

CommerceHub Company Profile

CommerceHub, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based e-commerce fulfillment and marketing solutions that integrate supply, demand and delivery for retailers and consumer brands, manufacturers and distributors. The Company’s end-to-end solutions are provided through the CommerceHub software platform, a hub that streamlines integration and enables transactions among its retailer and supplier customers and their other trading partners, while also enabling them to access the online marketplaces, search engines, social and product advertising and other digital marketing channels where consumers browse and buy. Its solutions also help its customers integrate with the third-party logistics (3PL) providers, including fulfillment and delivery providers that take purchased products to the consumer’s doorstep. The Company’s solutions include Supply Solutions, Demand Solutions and Delivery Solutions.

Jive Software Company Profile

Jive Software, Inc. is engaged in providing software sales and services. The Company’s products are sold on a subscription basis, deployable in on-premise, hosted and cloud instances and used for internal or external communities. Its traditional enterprise software product offerings are based on the Jive platform (the Jive Platform), which is a communication and collaboration hub. It sells its Jive Platform across two communities: internally for employees within the enterprise and externally for customers and partners outside the enterprise. It sells its products through a direct sales force, both domestically and internationally. The Jive Platform product offerings are delivered in two configurations, Jive Internal (Jive-n) for employee networks, and Jive External (Jive-x) as a platform for customer and partner communities. The Jive Platform integrates cloud and customer-built applications through published application programing interfaces and software development kits.

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