Comparing Five9 (FIVN) & Yodlee (YDLE)

Five9 (NASDAQ: FIVN) and Yodlee (NASDAQ:YDLE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Five9 and Yodlee, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Five9 1 1 5 0 2.57
Yodlee 0 0 0 0 N/A

Five9 currently has a consensus target price of $24.29, suggesting a potential downside of 4.08%.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.1% of Five9 shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.1% of Five9 shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Five9 and Yodlee’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Five9 $162.09 million 8.69 -$11.86 million ($0.14) -180.84
Yodlee N/A N/A N/A ($0.45) N/A

Yodlee has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Five9. Five9 is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Yodlee, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Five9 and Yodlee’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Five9 -4.19% -34.14% -9.94%
Yodlee -11.25% -15.54% -11.53%

Summary

Five9 beats Yodlee on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Five9

Five9 Inc. (Five9) is a provider of cloud software for contact centers. The Company’s purpose-built Virtual Contact Center (VCC) cloud platform delivers a suite of applications that enable the breadth of contact center-related customer service, sales and marketing functions. The Company’s solution, which consists of its VCC cloud platform and applications, allows simultaneous management and optimization of customer interactions across voice, chat, e-mail, Web, social media and mobile channels, either directly or through its application programming interfaces (APIs). The Company’s VCC cloud platform matches each customer interaction with an appropriate agent resource and delivers relevant customer data to the agent in real-time through integrations with adjacent enterprise applications, such as customer relationship management (CRM) software, to optimize the customer experience and agent productivity.

About Yodlee

Yodlee, Inc. is a technology and applications platform for digital financial services in the cloud. The Company refers to its platform as the Yodlee Financial Cloud. It provides subscription services on a business-to-business-to-consumer (B2B2C) basis to financial services clients, whereby its customers offer solutions based on the Company’s platform to their end users. On a business-to-business (B2B) basis, the Company delivers an open platform to customers and third-party developers through its application programming interfaces’ (API’s). The Company also provides transaction-level data for data solutions and market research services. It serves two customer groups or channels, financial institutions and Yodlee Interactive customers. The Company provides access to its solutions across multiple channels, including Web, tablet and mobile.

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