Jive Software (NASDAQ: JIVE) is one of 121 publicly-traded companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Jive Software to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Jive Software and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Jive Software N/A N/A N/A
Jive Software Competitors $2.28 billion $423.93 million 11.82

Jive Software’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Jive Software. Jive Software is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.4% of Jive Software shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.8% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.7% of Jive Software shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 19.3% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Jive Software has a beta of 0.89, indicating that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jive Software’s competitors have a beta of 1.01, indicating that their average share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Jive Software and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jive Software -3.25% -9.97% -2.90%
Jive Software Competitors -44.10% -25.51% -9.42%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Jive Software and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jive Software 0 1 0 0 2.00
Jive Software Competitors 277 2086 4415 86 2.63

Jive Software currently has a consensus price target of $5.25, indicating a potential upside of Infinity. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential downside of 1.62%. Given Jive Software’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Jive Software is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Jive Software competitors beat Jive Software on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

Jive Software Company Profile

Jive Software, Inc. is engaged in providing software sales and services. The Company’s products are sold on a subscription basis, deployable in on-premise, hosted and cloud instances and used for internal or external communities. Its traditional enterprise software product offerings are based on the Jive platform (the Jive Platform), which is a communication and collaboration hub. It sells its Jive Platform across two communities: internally for employees within the enterprise and externally for customers and partners outside the enterprise. It sells its products through a direct sales force, both domestically and internationally. The Jive Platform product offerings are delivered in two configurations, Jive Internal (Jive-n) for employee networks, and Jive External (Jive-x) as a platform for customer and partner communities. The Jive Platform integrates cloud and customer-built applications through published application programing interfaces and software development kits.

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