Comparing CommerceHub (CHUBA) and Smith Micro Software (SMSI)

CommerceHub (NASDAQ: CHUBA) and Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ:SMSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

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This table compares CommerceHub and Smith Micro Software’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CommerceHub $111.12 million 8.82 $9.85 million $0.37 60.86
Smith Micro Software $22.97 million 1.34 -$6.66 million N/A N/A

CommerceHub has higher revenue and earnings than Smith Micro Software.


This table compares CommerceHub and Smith Micro Software’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CommerceHub 8.87% 37.34% 22.51%
Smith Micro Software -28.89% -205.34% -26.80%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for CommerceHub and Smith Micro Software, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CommerceHub 0 4 3 0 2.43
Smith Micro Software 0 0 0 0 N/A

CommerceHub currently has a consensus target price of $26.60, suggesting a potential upside of 18.12%. Given CommerceHub’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe CommerceHub is more favorable than Smith Micro Software.

Risk and Volatility

CommerceHub has a beta of -0.71, suggesting that its share price is 171% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Smith Micro Software has a beta of 0.46, suggesting that its share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

30.2% of CommerceHub shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.0% of Smith Micro Software shares are held by institutional investors. 2.8% of CommerceHub shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.0% of Smith Micro Software shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


CommerceHub beats Smith Micro Software on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

CommerceHub Company Profile

CommerceHub, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based e-commerce fulfillment and marketing solutions that integrate supply, demand and delivery for retailers and consumer brands, manufacturers and distributors. The Company’s end-to-end solutions are provided through the CommerceHub software platform, a hub that streamlines integration and enables transactions among its retailer and supplier customers and their other trading partners, while also enabling them to access the online marketplaces, search engines, social and product advertising and other digital marketing channels where consumers browse and buy. Its solutions also help its customers integrate with the third-party logistics (3PL) providers, including fulfillment and delivery providers that take purchased products to the consumer’s doorstep. The Company’s solutions include Supply Solutions, Demand Solutions and Delivery Solutions.

Smith Micro Software Company Profile

Smith Micro Software, Inc. develops and sells software solutions to simplify and enhance the mobile experience to wireless service providers, device manufacturers, and enterprise businesses in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific. It operates through two segments, Wireless and Graphics. The Wireless segment offers NetWise, a policy-on-device platform that optimizes wireless quality of experience and enhances mobile customer engagement; CommSuite, which provides voicemail, voice message, and multi-language voice-to-text transcription message services to consumers through smartphones; 4D App Studio, which offers mobile app design and development services that accelerates app time-to-market and mobilizes products and services; and QuickLink, a connection manager solution for mobile connectivity. The Graphics segment develops various software products, including graphic design and animation, compression, and PC/Mac utilities for consumers, professional artists, and educators. This segment offers Poser, a software for 3D human figure design and animation, as well as for creating photorealistic images for a variety of industries; Moho, a solution used by hobbyists and professional artists working for high-end animation studios in the motion picture industry; and Clip Studio Paint, a software for comic illustration and manga creation. The company provides its products through direct sales on the company's Websites, as well as through affiliate Websites, resellers, and retail outlets. It also offers technical support and customer services. Smith Micro Software, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California.

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