Pagerduty (NYSE:PD) and Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ:DSGX) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.9% of Descartes Systems Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Descartes Systems Group 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 Pagerduty and Descartes Systems Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pagerduty N/A N/A N/A
Descartes Systems Group 11.05% 5.96% 4.38%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Pagerduty and Descartes Systems Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pagerduty $117.82 million 31.37 -$40.74 million N/A N/A
Descartes Systems Group $275.17 million 11.20 $31.28 million $0.40 91.55

Descartes Systems Group has higher revenue and earnings than Pagerduty.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Pagerduty and Descartes Systems Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pagerduty 0 4 5 0 2.56
Descartes Systems Group 0 4 4 0 2.50

Pagerduty currently has a consensus price target of $42.50, indicating a potential downside of 12.52%. Descartes Systems Group has a consensus price target of $42.33, indicating a potential upside of 15.60%. Given Descartes Systems Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Descartes Systems Group is more favorable than Pagerduty.

Summary

Descartes Systems Group beats Pagerduty on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pagerduty

PagerDuty, Inc. operates an On-Call Management platform. The company's platform collects signals from software-enabled system or device, correlates and interprets signals to identify events, and engages team members to take action in real time. It serves developer, IT, security, and customer support segments. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

About Descartes Systems Group

The Descartes Systems Group Inc. provides federated network and logistics technology solutions worldwide. Its Logistics Application Suite offers a range of modular, cloud-based, and interoperable Web and wireless logistics management applications. The company's Logistics Application Suite offers solutions, such as route planning and execution, mobile applications, and telematics and compliance; transportation management solutions comprising carrier compliance and rate management, freight audit and settlement, dock scheduling and yard management, pool distribution, transportation planning and execution, and logistics flow control, as well as visibility, tracking, and performance management; and global logistics network services, such as document management, community, and connectivity services. Its Logistics Application Suite solutions also include customs and regulatory compliance solutions, such as cargo security compliance, declaration and fiscal compliance, customs warehouse management, ocean regulatory services, industry program support services, global trade content, and government solutions; and broker and forwarder enterprise system solutions, such as forwarder back office, and brokerage and declaration services. In addition, the company offers consulting, implementation, and training services; and maintenance and support services. It serves transportation providers, logistics service providers, and distribution-intensive companies through distributors, alliance partners, and value added resellers. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.

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