Determine (NASDAQ: DTRM) and Accelrys (NASDAQ:ACCL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

23.3% of Determine shares are held by institutional investors. 10.0% of Determine shares are held 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 breakdown of current recommendations for Determine and Accelrys, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Determine 0 0 2 0 3.00
Accelrys 0 0 0 0 N/A

Determine currently has a consensus target price of $4.00, indicating a potential upside of 85.19%. Given Determine’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Determine is more favorable than Accelrys.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Determine and Accelrys’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Determine $27.96 million 1.13 -$5.40 million ($0.77) -2.81
Accelrys N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Accelrys has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Determine.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Determine -32.97% -100.02% -16.37%
Accelrys N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Determine beats Accelrys on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Determine

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.

About Accelrys

Accelrys, Inc. develops and commercializes scientific informatics software products and services for industries and organizations. The Company’s product lines include Pipeline Pilot, Accelrys Enterprise Research and Development (R & D) Platform; Computer Aided Design Modeling and Simulation Software; Enterprise Lab Notebook; Lab Execution Systems; Content Databases, and Data Management & Informatics Software. Its software and service solutions are used by its customers’ scientists, biologists, chemists and information technology professionals in order to aggregate, mine, integrate, analyze, simulate, manage and interactively report scientific data. Effective April 29, 2014, Dassault Systemes Americas Corp (Dassault), a unit of Dassault Systemes SA, acquired Accelrys Inc.

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