Determine (NASDAQ: DTRM) and Tyler Technologies (NYSE:TYL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

23.3% of Determine shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.5% of Tyler Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.0% of Determine shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.3% of Tyler Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Determine and Tyler Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Determine -32.97% -100.02% -16.37%
Tyler Technologies 14.73% 13.02% 8.94%

Volatility and Risk

Determine has a beta of 1.85, suggesting that its share price is 85% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tyler Technologies has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Determine and Tyler Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Determine 0 0 3 0 3.00
Tyler Technologies 0 0 8 0 3.00

Determine presently has a consensus target price of $3.83, indicating a potential upside of 69.62%. Tyler Technologies has a consensus target price of $192.29, indicating a potential upside of 7.08%. Given Determine’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Determine is more favorable than Tyler Technologies.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Determine and Tyler Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Determine $27.96 million 1.18 -$5.40 million ($0.77) -2.94
Tyler Technologies $796.44 million 8.41 $175.52 million $3.02 59.46

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

Summary

Tyler Technologies beats Determine on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Determine Company Profile

Determine, Inc., (Determine), formerly Selectica, Inc., is a provider of enterprise contract management, supply management and configuration solutions. The Company is engaged in providing software as a service (SaaS) Source to Pay and Enterprise Contract Lifecyclem Management (ECLM) solutions. Its Source to Pay software suite includes strategic sourcing, supplier management, contract management and procure-to-pay applications. The Determine Cloud Platform gives procurement, finance and legal professionals the ability to deliver insights through analysis of their supplier relationships and contractual requirements. The Determine platform is an open technology infrastructure based on smart process application models. In addition to its source to pay and enterprise contract lifecycle management solutions suite, Determine also provides a configuration engine solution. The Company’s Configuration engine consolidates the management and dissemination of complex product information.

Tyler Technologies Company Profile

Tyler Technologies, Inc. is a provider of information management solutions and services for the public sector, with a focus on local governments. The Company operates through two segments: Enterprise Software (ES) segment and The Appraisal and Tax (A&T) segment. ES segment provides municipal and county governments and schools with software systems and services for information technology and automation needs that includes back-office functions, such as financial management, courts and justice processes, public safety, planning regulatory and maintenance, and land and vital records management. A&T segment provides systems and software that automate the appraisal and assessment of real and personal property, as well as property appraisal outsourcing services for local governments and taxing authorities.

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