Ping Identity (NYSE:PING) and AvePoint (NASDAQ:AVPT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
This table compares Ping Identity and AvePoint’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Ping Identity and AvePoint, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Ping Identity presently has a consensus price target of $32.75, indicating a potential upside of 16.96%. AvePoint has a consensus price target of $14.33, indicating a potential upside of 64.28%. Given AvePoint’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe AvePoint is more favorable than Ping Identity.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
88.9% of Ping Identity shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.4% of AvePoint shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Ping Identity shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 21.1% of AvePoint shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Ping Identity has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AvePoint has a beta of 0.73, suggesting that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Ping Identity and AvePoint’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ping Identity||$243.59 million||9.44||-$11.89 million||$0.17||164.71|
Ping Identity has higher revenue and earnings than AvePoint.
Ping Identity beats AvePoint on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Ping Identity
Ping Identity Holding Corp., doing business as Ping Identity Corporation, provides intelligent identity solutions for the enterprise in the United States and internationally. Its Ping Intelligent Identity platform provides customers, workforce, and partners with access to cloud, mobile, Software-as-a-Service, and on-premise applications. The company's platform offers solutions, such as secure single sign-on; multi-factor authentication; security control for applications and APIs, or access security; personalized and unified profile directories; data governance to control access to identity data; and artificial intelligence and machine learning powered API security. Its customers include enterprises in Fortune 100, U.S. banks, healthcare companies, aerospace companies, auto manufacturers, and North American retailers. The company was formerly known as Roaring Fork Holding, Inc. and changed its name to Ping Identity Holding Corp. in August 2019. Ping Identity Holding Corp. was incorporated in 2016 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
AvePoint, Inc. provides Microsoft 365 data management solutions worldwide. It offers a suite of SaaS solutions to migrate, manage, and protect data. The company provides cloud solutions for Office 365, Salesforce, and Dynamics 365; and hybrid/on-prem products. It also offers advisory and implementation, maintenance and support, Microsoft Teams surge and advisory, migration as a service, and quick start services. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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