Analyzing Carbonite (NASDAQ:CARB) & Park City Group (NASDAQ:PCYG)

Carbonite (NASDAQ:CARB) and Park City Group (NASDAQ:PCYG) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Carbonite and Park City Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Carbonite $296.41 million 2.81 $7.56 million $1.25 19.35
Park City Group $22.04 million 4.54 $3.40 million $0.15 33.60

Carbonite has higher revenue and earnings than Park City Group. Carbonite is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Park City Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Carbonite and Park City Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Carbonite -0.76% 21.93% 6.26%
Park City Group 21.85% 12.20% 9.94%

Risk and Volatility

Carbonite has a beta of 0.71, indicating that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Park City Group has a beta of 1.71, indicating that its stock price is 71% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

27.9% of Park City Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.0% of Carbonite shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 39.9% of Park City Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Carbonite and Park City Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Carbonite 0 4 8 0 2.67
Park City Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Carbonite presently has a consensus price target of $38.18, indicating a potential upside of 57.84%. Given Carbonite’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Carbonite is more favorable than Park City Group.

Summary

Park City Group beats Carbonite on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Carbonite Company Profile

Carbonite, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides backup, disaster recovery, high availability, and workload migration technology solutions in the United States. Its solutions include Carbonite Safe, a cloud backup solution for individuals and businesses that protects customer data from accidental deletions, crashes, ransomware, viruses, and other common threats; and Carbonite Endpoint that protects the data, which resides on an organization's computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The company's solutions also comprise Carbonite Server, an all-in-one server protection solution for physical, virtual, and legacy systems that deploys in an organization's onsite environment and store copies on a local target and direct to the secure Carbonite cloud; Carbonite Availability that keeps critical business systems available on Windows and Linux servers; and Carbonite Recover, a solution that securely replicates critical systems from an organization's primary environment to the cloud. In addition, it offers Carbonite Migrate, which migrates physical, virtual, and cloud workloads over any distance with minimal risk and near-zero downtime; and Carbonite Email Archiving that provides MailStore offerings designed to meet the specific email archiving needs of customers in terms of performance, stability, functionality, and simplicity. The company provides its solutions through distributors, value-added resellers, managed service providers, and global systems integrators. Carbonite, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Park City Group Company Profile

Park City Group, Inc., a software-as-a-service provider, designs, develops, and markets proprietary software products in the United States. The company offers ReposiTrak MarketPlace, a supplier discovery and B2B e-commerce solution that is used for sourcing products, and enables to screen and choose suppliers; ReposiTrak Compliance and Food Safety Solutions, which reduces potential regulatory and legal risk from their supply chain partners; and ReposiTrak Supply Chain Solutions, which enables customers to manage relationships with suppliers. It also provides ScoreTracker, Vendor Managed Inventory, Store Level Ordering and Replenishment, Enterprise Supply Chain Planning, Fresh Market Manager, and ActionManager supply chain solutions. In addition, it provides business-consulting services to suppliers and retailers in the grocery, convenience store, and specialty retail industries, as well as professional consulting services. The company primarily serves multi-store retail chains, wholesalers and distributors, and suppliers. Park City Group, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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