Demandware (NYSE: DWRE) and Veritone (NASDAQ:VERI) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Demandware and Veritone, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Demandware 0 0 0 0 N/A
Veritone 1 0 4 0 2.60

Veritone has a consensus price target of $21.20, indicating a potential upside of 44.61%. Given Veritone’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Veritone is more favorable than Demandware.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

9.9% of Veritone shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Demandware and Veritone’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Demandware N/A N/A N/A ($1.20) -62.48
Veritone $14.41 million 16.50 -$59.60 million ($8.17) -1.79

Demandware has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Veritone. Demandware is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Veritone, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Demandware and Veritone’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Demandware -17.65% -16.30% -12.67%
Veritone -413.52% -252.85% -70.51%

Summary

Veritone beats Demandware on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Demandware

Demandware, Inc. is a provider of enterprise-class cloud commerce solutions for retailers and branded manufacturers, including solutions for digital commerce and point of sale, as well as order management and intelligence capabilities. The Company’s Demandware Commerce offering is a combination of its cloud platform, community and related services that enables customers to establish and execute complex digital commerce solutions. Demandware Commerce facilitates omni-channel processes, multi-brand and multi-site rollouts, predictive merchandising and in-store operations. Its technology platform is the Demandware Commerce Cloud. The Demandware Commerce Cloud consists of over two primary solutions, such as Demandware Digital and Demandware Store. It also offers Demandware LINK, which includes technology, solution and an end-to end partners. LINK Technology Partners provide customers with access to technologies that complement the Demandware Commerce Cloud through pre-built integrations.

About Veritone

Veritone, Inc. is a developer of artificial intelligence (AI) platform. The Company’s platform unlocks the power of cognitive computing to transform unstructured audio and video data and analyze it in conjunction with structured data in a seamless, automated manner to generate actionable intelligence. Its cloud-based artificial intelligence operating system (aiOS) integrates and orchestrates an open ecosystem of cognitive engines, together with the Company’s suite of applications, to reveal valuable multivariate insights from vast amounts of audio, video and structured data. The Company’s technology enables users to run comprehensive, multivariate queries, correlations and analyses in near real-time using multiple cognitive engines and data sets, integrating and refining the outputs. The Company’s services and target markets include Media Agency Services, software as a service (Saas) Solutions, and Other Vertical Markets and Applications.

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