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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.9% of SendGrid shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.1% of Determine shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.2% of SendGrid shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.0% of Determine shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

SendGrid has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Determine has a beta of 1.74, meaning that its stock price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for SendGrid and Determine, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SendGrid 0 2 4 0 2.67
Determine 0 1 1 0 2.50

SendGrid presently has a consensus target price of $36.67, suggesting a potential downside of 32.20%. Determine has a consensus target price of $2.25, suggesting a potential upside of 2,400.00%. Given Determine’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Determine is more favorable than SendGrid.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SendGrid -4.03% -0.86% -0.70%
Determine -49.28% -401.60% -26.36%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares SendGrid and Determine’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SendGrid $111.89 million 23.04 -$6.25 million ($0.19) -284.63
Determine $28.12 million 0.05 -$9.94 million N/A N/A

SendGrid has higher revenue and earnings than Determine.


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

About SendGrid

SendGrid, Inc. operates as a digital communication platform in the United States and internationally. Its cloud-based platform provides various tools to the businesses, including developers and marketers to reach their customers using an email. The company offers services, such as email application programming interface (API), which allow developers to use its API in their preferred development framework and to use its platform to add email functionality to their applications; marketing campaigns that allow marketers to upload and manage customer contact lists, create and test email templates, and execute and analyze email campaigns to engage customers; and expert services to help businesses optimize their email delivery. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

About Determine

Determine, Inc. provides software-as-a-service source-to-pay and enterprise contract lifecycle management (ECLM) solutions. The company offers Determine Cloud Platform, an open technology infrastructure for application in strategic sourcing, contract management, e-procurement, invoice management, financial management, supplier management, business applications, ECLM, and analytics. It also provides professional services, including system implementations and enhancements, and training. The company serves various industries, such as insurance, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, retail, transportation, manufacturing, and financial services. It operates in the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Canada, Finland, Denmark, Australia, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Belgium, Norway, Bermuda, the Netherlands, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Germany, and China. The company sells its products through direct sales force, as well as strategic and OEM partners. The company was formerly known as Selectica, Inc. and changed its name to Determine, Inc. in October 2015. Determine, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana.

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