Acxiom Corporation (ACXM) vs. Apigee Corp (APIC) Head to Head Analysis

Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ: ACXM) and Apigee Corp (NASDAQ:APIC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

95.7% of Acxiom Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.5% of Apigee Corp shares are held by institutional investors. 3.5% of Acxiom Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 40.6% of Apigee Corp 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Acxiom Corporation and Apigee Corp’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Acxiom Corporation $880.25 million 2.38 $4.10 million ($0.15) -176.13
Apigee Corp N/A N/A N/A ($1.40) -12.41

Acxiom Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Apigee Corp. Acxiom Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Apigee Corp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Acxiom Corporation and Apigee Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Acxiom Corporation -1.31% 2.61% 1.59%
Apigee Corp -37.94% -73.27% -31.65%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Acxiom Corporation and Apigee Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Acxiom Corporation 0 1 3 0 2.75
Apigee Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A

Acxiom Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $33.25, indicating a potential upside of 25.85%. Given Acxiom Corporation’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Acxiom Corporation is more favorable than Apigee Corp.

Summary

Acxiom Corporation beats Apigee Corp on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Acxiom Corporation

Acxiom Corporation (Acxiom) is a technology and enablement services company. The Company operates through three business segments: Marketing Services, Audience Solutions, and Connectivity. The Company’s Marketing Services segment helps clients to unify data at individual level. The Audience Solutions segment helps clients to validate the accuracy of their people-based data, enhance it with additional insight and keep it up to date, enabling clients to reach desired audiences with relevant messages. The Connectivity segment activates data and makes it portable across the open marketing ecosystem. The Company serves a global client base from locations in the United States, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The Company’s client base includes organizations in these regions across industry verticals, including financial, insurance and investment services, automotive, retail, telecommunications, healthcare, travel, entertainment, non-profit and government.

About Apigee Corp

Apigee Corporation is engaged in providing a software platform that allows businesses to design, deploy, and scale application program interfaces (APIs), as a connection layer between their core information technology (IT) systems and data and the applications, with which their customers, partners, employees and other users engage with the business. Its platform consists of the products, including Apigee Edge, Apigee Edge PRO, Apigee Link, Apigee Sense and Apigee Insights. Apigee Edge is an API-management solution. Apigee Insights is its predictive analytics software solution. Apigee Link is its Internet of Things (IoT) platform for connecting devices to the Internet, which is under development and in beta testing with certain customers. Apigee Sense is a bot prevention product. Apigee Edge PRO is a cloud-delivered service and is an API management for small and medium-sized businesses and divisions in a range of enterprises. It delivers its platform both in the cloud and on premises.

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