Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA) and FleetMatics Group (NYSE:FLTX) are both mid-cap technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Dividends

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Pegasystems pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. FleetMatics Group does not pay a dividend. Pegasystems pays out 18.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

47.8% of Pegasystems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.9% of FleetMatics Group shares are held by institutional investors. 53.6% of Pegasystems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Pegasystems and FleetMatics Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pegasystems 0 0 4 0 3.00
FleetMatics Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Pegasystems presently has a consensus target price of $66.25, indicating a potential upside of 7.03%.

Profitability

This table compares Pegasystems and FleetMatics Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pegasystems 3.92% 9.68% 5.24%
FleetMatics Group -0.96% -0.98% -0.76%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Pegasystems and FleetMatics Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pegasystems $840.58 million 5.75 $32.93 million $0.66 93.79
FleetMatics Group N/A N/A N/A $0.53 N/A

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

Summary

Pegasystems beats FleetMatics Group on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pegasystems

Pegasystems Inc. develops, markets, licenses and supports software applications for marketing, sales and onboarding, and customer service needs. The Company also offers software applications built on the Pega platform. Its software is designed to assist clients in building, deploying and evolving enterprise applications. Its applications and platform intersect with and encompass several traditional software markets, including Customer Relationship Management (CRM); Business Process Management (BPM); Business Rules Management Systems (BRMS); Dynamic Case Management (DCM); Decision Management, which includes Predictive and Adaptive analytics, and the Vertical Specific Software (VSS) market of industry solutions and packaged applications. It provides implementation, consulting, training, technical support and hosting services to facilitate the use of its software. The Company offers its services to financial, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, life sciences and other markets.

About FleetMatics Group

Fleetmatics Group Limited, formerly Fleetmatics Group PLC, is a holding company. The Company is a provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses of all sizes delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS). The Company’s mobile software platform enables businesses to manage their local fleets of commercial vehicles. The Company offers Web-based and mobile application solutions that provide fleet operators with access to vehicle location, fuel usage, speed and mileage and others into their mobile workforce. The Company’s product offerings include Fleetmatics REVEAL, a business intelligence-based fleet management solution for small and midsize businesses (SMBs); Fleetmatics REVEAL+, which extends Fleetmatics REVEAL to larger enterprises, and Fleetmatics WORK, a field service management solution. Its fleet management offering consists of tracking alerts, route replay, timeline view, places, driver-centricity and money-based metrics.

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