Head to Head Review: Interactive Intelligence Group (ININ) versus BOX (BOX)

Interactive Intelligence Group (NASDAQ: ININ) and BOX (NYSE:BOX) are both application software companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.2% of Interactive Intelligence Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.5% of BOX shares are owned by institutional investors. 21.4% of Interactive Intelligence Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 20.6% of BOX shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Interactive Intelligence Group and BOX’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Interactive Intelligence Group -4.92% -12.52% -4.48%
BOX -33.20% -313.90% -33.54%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Interactive Intelligence Group and BOX’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Interactive Intelligence Group N/A N/A N/A ($1.47) -41.16
BOX $398.61 million 7.54 -$151.78 million ($1.20) -18.41

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Interactive Intelligence Group and BOX, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Interactive Intelligence Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
BOX 0 2 12 0 2.86

BOX has a consensus price target of $24.00, suggesting a potential upside of 8.65%. Given BOX’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe BOX is more favorable than Interactive Intelligence Group.

Summary

Interactive Intelligence Group beats BOX on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Interactive Intelligence Group Company Profile

Interactive Intelligence Group, Inc. is a provider of software and cloud services for customer engagement, communications and collaboration. The Company operates in the segment of interaction management software solutions licensing and associated services. It offers approximately three types of products, including on-premises software; a single-tenant cloud service, and a multi-tenant cloud service. The Company’s offerings are used across a range of vertical industries, including accounts receivable management, banking, government, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, utilities and retail. Its PureCloud Engage is an omnichannel customer engagement cloud service designed for contact centers of all sizes. Its PureCloud Communicate is a communications and collaboration cloud service for enterprises of all sizes designed to support connected workforce. Its on-premises and single-tenant cloud products are available in approximately 24 languages and deployed in over 125 countries.

BOX Company Profile

Box, Inc. provides an enterprise content management platform that enables organizations of all sizes to manage enterprise content while allowing access and sharing of this content from anywhere, on any device. With the Company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud-based platform, users can collaborate on content both internally and with external parties, automate content-driven business processes, develop custom applications, and implement data protection, security and compliance features to comply with internal policies and industry regulations. Its platform enables people to view, share and collaborate on content, across various file formats and media types. The software integrates with enterprise business applications, and is compatible with various application environments, operating systems and devices, ensuring that workers have access to their business content. It offers individuals a free basic version of the Box platform that allows them to experience its solution.

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