Endurance International Group Holdings (NASDAQ: EIGI) and Carbonite (NASDAQ:CARB) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Endurance International Group Holdings has a beta of 1.92, meaning that its share price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Carbonite has a beta of 0.27, meaning that its share price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Endurance International Group Holdings and Carbonite’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Endurance International Group Holdings -12.05% -122.84% -5.12%
Carbonite 0.29% 36.43% 2.35%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Endurance International Group Holdings and Carbonite’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Endurance International Group Holdings $1.17 billion 1.00 $280.83 million ($1.05) -7.81
Carbonite $221.57 million 2.84 $6.83 million $0.02 1,130.00

Endurance International Group Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Carbonite. Endurance International Group Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Carbonite, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Endurance International Group Holdings and Carbonite, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Endurance International Group Holdings 3 2 0 0 1.40
Carbonite 0 1 6 0 2.86

Endurance International Group Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $7.50, suggesting a potential downside of 8.54%. Carbonite has a consensus target price of $27.71, suggesting a potential upside of 22.63%. Given Carbonite’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Carbonite is more favorable than Endurance International Group Holdings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.4% of Endurance International Group Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.1% of Carbonite shares are held by institutional investors. 58.2% of Endurance International Group Holdings shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.2% of Carbonite shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Carbonite beats Endurance International Group Holdings on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Endurance International Group Holdings Company Profile

Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. (Endurance) is a provider of cloud-based platform solutions designed to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) succeed online. The Company operates through two segments: Web Presence and Email Marketing. The Company’s Web presence segment consists of Web hosting, domains and the related products and services. Its e-mail marketing segment consists of the products and services offered by Constant Contact, principally e-mail marketing, including event marketing, survey tools and SinglePlatform. The Company’s products focuses on Web hosting and other Web presence solutions, such as domains, and it also offers security, site backup, domains, search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM), Google Adwords, mobile solutions, social media enablement, Website analytics, e-mail marketing and productivity and e-commerce tools, among others. It conducts operations in the United States, Brazil, India, and the Netherlands.

Carbonite Company Profile

Carbonite, Inc. provides data protection solutions, including cloud, hybrid and on-premise backup and restore, disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) and e-mail archiving. The Company’s solutions provide enterprise-grade data protection and recovery capabilities to its customers. The Company’s small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) plans include Carbonite Computer Backup; Carbonite Server Backup, such as Carbonite Office Power and Carbonite Office Ultimate; EVault Cloud Backup; DRaaS, and e-mail archiving. Carbonite Computer Backup enables users to automatically back up files directly to the cloud. Carbonite Server Backup provides cloud and hybrid backup for physical and virtual servers with management capabilities, including scheduling, retention, bandwidth and compression settings, and monitoring and reporting via a personalized server dashboard. Its e-mail archiving solutions include MailStore Server, MailStore Service Provider Edition and MailStore Home.

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