Financial Review: Tableau Software (DATA) & Iclick Interactive Asia Group (ICLK)

Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) and Iclick Interactive Asia Group (NASDAQ:ICLK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Tableau Software and Iclick Interactive Asia Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tableau Software -22.39% -25.49% -15.61%
Iclick Interactive Asia Group -20.72% -8.74% -5.34%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Tableau Software and Iclick Interactive Asia Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tableau Software 1 10 14 0 2.52
Iclick Interactive Asia Group 0 0 2 0 3.00

Tableau Software currently has a consensus price target of $118.41, suggesting a potential downside of 3.88%. Iclick Interactive Asia Group has a consensus price target of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 182.49%. Given Iclick Interactive Asia Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Iclick Interactive Asia Group is more favorable than Tableau Software.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tableau Software and Iclick Interactive Asia Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tableau Software $877.06 million 11.65 -$185.56 million ($2.34) -52.26
Iclick Interactive Asia Group $125.26 million 1.46 -$24.61 million ($0.77) -4.60

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.9% of Tableau Software shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.9% of Iclick Interactive Asia Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 29.0% of Tableau Software shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Iclick Interactive Asia Group beats Tableau Software on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Tableau Software

Tableau Software, Inc. provides business analytics software products. It offers Tableau Desktop, an analytics product that empowers people to access and analyze data; and Tableau Server, a business intelligence platform with data management and scalability to foster sharing of analytics, as well as to enhance the dissemination of information in an organization and promote decision-making. The company also provides Tableau Online, a hosted software-as-a-service version of Tableau Server; and Tableau Public, a cloud-based platform that allows various users, such as bloggers, journalists, researchers, and government workers to visualize public data on their Websites. In addition, it offers Visual Query Language (VizQL) for databases, which is a computer language for describing pictures of data, including graphs, charts, maps, time series, and tables of visualizations; Live Query Engine that interprets abstract queries generated by VizQL into syntax understandable by various database systems; and Hyper, an in-memory data engine technology that helps customers to analyze a range of data sets by evaluating analytical queries directly in the transactional database. Further, the company provides maintenance and support, training, and professional services. It serves organizations in various industries, including business services, energy and telecommunications, financial services, life sciences and healthcare, manufacturing and technology, media and entertainment, public sector, and education, as well as retail, consumer, and distribution industries. The company sells its products directly, as well as through indirect sales channels, such as technology vendors, resellers, original equipment manufacturers, and independent software vendor partners in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and internationally. Tableau Software, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

About Iclick Interactive Asia Group

iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides online marketing services in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, and internationally. The company offers mobile audience solutions, which are non-search engine marketing solutions designed to identify, engage, and activate audience on mobile apps, and monitor and measure the results of online marketing activities on such channels; and other solutions that focuses on identifying, engaging, and activating audience on non-mobile app content distribution channels comprising PC banner displays, PC video advertisements, and search engine marketing. It sells its solutions by entering into marketing campaign contracts with marketers or marketing agencies. The company was formerly known as Optimix Media Asia Limited and changed its name to iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited in March 2017. iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.

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