SilverSun Technologies (NASDAQ:SSNT) and Limelight Networks (NASDAQ:LLNW) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
6.9% of SilverSun Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.8% of Limelight Networks shares are held by institutional investors. 47.1% of SilverSun Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.6% of Limelight Networks shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for SilverSun Technologies and Limelight Networks, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
SilverSun Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 112.12%. Limelight Networks has a consensus price target of $6.38, indicating a potential upside of 109.70%. Given SilverSun Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe SilverSun Technologies is more favorable than Limelight Networks.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares SilverSun Technologies and Limelight Networks’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SilverSun Technologies||$34.85 million||0.43||-$480,000.00||$0.12||27.50|
|Limelight Networks||$195.67 million||1.77||$9.84 million||($0.02)||-152.00|
Limelight Networks has higher revenue and earnings than SilverSun Technologies. Limelight Networks is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SilverSun Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk & Volatility
SilverSun Technologies has a beta of 0.5, indicating that its share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Limelight Networks has a beta of 2.75, indicating that its share price is 175% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares SilverSun Technologies and Limelight Networks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
About SilverSun Technologies
SilverSun Technologies, Inc. operates as a business application, technology, and consulting company. The company resells enterprise resource planning software for the financial accounting requirements, as well as offers associated training, technical support, and professional services. The company also publishes and markets MAPADOC, an electronic data interchange software through a network of resellers. In addition, the company resells warehouse management system software, which controls the movement and storage of materials; and offers customer relationship management and business intelligence products. Further, it provides managed services, data back-up, network maintenance and service upgrades, hosting, business continuity, cloud, email, and Web services. It serves small and medium-sized businesses that sell services and products to various end users, manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors in the United States. The company was formerly known as Trey Resources, Inc. and changed its name to SilverSun Technologies, Inc. in June 2011. SilverSun Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in East Hanover, New Jersey.
About Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks, Inc. provides content delivery and related services and solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers services and solutions for businesses to deliver their digital content across Internet, mobile, and social channels. It provides Orchestrate Platform, a suite of integrated services comprising content delivery, video content management, Website and Web application acceleration, Website and content security, and cloud storage services. The company also offers professional services and other infrastructure services, such as transit and rack space services. It serves media companies operating in the television, music, radio, newspaper, magazine, movie, game, software, and social media industries, as well as enterprises, technology companies, and government entities conducting business online. Limelight Networks, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.
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