Contrasting TechTarget (TTGT) & eGain Corporation (EGAN)

eGain Corporation (NASDAQ: EGAN) and TechTarget (NASDAQ:TTGT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for eGain Corporation and TechTarget, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
eGain Corporation 0 2 0 0 2.00
TechTarget 0 0 4 0 3.00

eGain Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $2.40, suggesting a potential upside of 54.84%. TechTarget has a consensus price target of $10.67, suggesting a potential upside of 7.53%. Given eGain Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe eGain Corporation is more favorable than TechTarget.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares eGain Corporation and TechTarget’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
eGain Corporation $61.22 million 0.69 $418,000.00 ($0.17) -9.12
TechTarget $102.66 million 2.65 $9.14 million $0.05 198.40

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

48.8% of eGain Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.8% of TechTarget shares are held by institutional investors. 39.1% of eGain Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 30.2% of TechTarget shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares eGain Corporation and TechTarget’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
eGain Corporation -7.51% N/A -14.40%
TechTarget 1.36% 1.38% 0.94%

Risk & Volatility

eGain Corporation has a beta of 0.46, indicating that its share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TechTarget has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

TechTarget beats eGain Corporation on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

eGain Corporation Company Profile

eGain Corporation (eGain) provides cloud-based and on-site customer engagement software solutions. The Company optimizes service processes across the Web, social and phone channels. The Company’s solutions help business to consumer (B2C) businesses to operationalize digital customer engagement strategies. The Company is engaged in the development, license, implementation and support of customer service infrastructure software solutions. The Company offers eGain solution, which is designed for B2C businesses to do business with their customers. The Company offers eGain OpenCEH, which is an engagement hub platform. The eGain suite includes Mobile applications; Social applications; Web applications; Desktop applications; Management applications and analytics; Messaging applications; eGain OpenCEH, and eGain Connectors. It provides analytics capability to various contact centers for intra-day resource measurement and management, managing operational agility, and agent productivity.

TechTarget Company Profile

TechTarget, Inc. provides online content that helps buyers and sellers of corporate information technology (IT) products and services. The Company’s offerings enable IT vendors to identify, reach and influence corporate IT decision makers researching specific IT purchases through customized marketing programs that include data analytics-driven intelligence solutions, demand generation and brand advertising. Its Websites focuses on IT sectors, such as storage, security or networking and for decision support information. Its content enables IT professionals to navigate the IT landscape where purchasing decisions can have financial and operational consequences. Its marketing opportunities and audience extensions are addressed using approximately nine distinct media groups, including Application Architecture and Development; Channel; CIO/IT Strategy; Data Center and Virtualization Technologies; Business Applications and Analytics; Networking; Security; Storage and TechnologyGuide.

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