Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ:MANH) and eGain (NASDAQ:EGAN) Head-To-Head Analysis

Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ:MANHGet Rating) and eGain (NASDAQ:EGANGet Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Manhattan Associates and eGain’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Manhattan Associates 16.65% 47.22% 21.53%
eGain 3.59% 6.38% 2.84%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Manhattan Associates and eGain, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manhattan Associates 0 0 6 0 3.00
eGain 0 0 2 0 3.00

Manhattan Associates presently has a consensus target price of $179.17, indicating a potential upside of 33.49%. eGain has a consensus target price of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.44%. Given Manhattan Associates’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Manhattan Associates is more favorable than eGain.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

99.8% of Manhattan Associates shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.4% of eGain shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Manhattan Associates shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 33.3% of eGain shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Manhattan Associates has a beta of 1.98, meaning that its share price is 98% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, eGain has a beta of 0.36, meaning that its share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Manhattan Associates and eGain’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Manhattan Associates $663.64 million 12.76 $110.47 million $1.72 78.03
eGain $78.29 million 4.62 $6.96 million $0.09 127.68

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

Summary

Manhattan Associates beats eGain on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Manhattan Associates Company Profile (Get Rating)

Manhattan Associates, Inc. engages in designing, building and delivering supply chain commerce solutions by converging front-end sales with back-end supply chain. It operates through the following geographical segments: The Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific. The company was founded by Deepak Raghavan in October 1990 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

eGain Company Profile (Get Rating)

eGain Corporation develops, licenses, implements, and supports customer service infrastructure software solutions in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It provides unified cloud software solutions to automate, augment, and orchestrate customer engagement. It also offers subscription services that provides customers with access to its software on a cloud-based platform; and professional services, such as consulting, implementation, and training services. It serves customers in various industry sectors, including the financial services, telecommunications, retail, government, healthcare, and utilities. The company was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

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