Talend (NASDAQ:TLND) and ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) are both 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, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Talend and ACI Worldwide’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Talend $148.60 million 7.94 -$31.20 million ($1.00) -40.51
ACI Worldwide $1.02 billion 3.08 $5.13 million $1.02 26.63

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

Risk & Volatility

Talend has a beta of 0.46, suggesting that its stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ACI Worldwide has a beta of 1.28, suggesting that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Talend and ACI Worldwide, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Talend 1 1 6 0 2.63
ACI Worldwide 0 1 0 0 2.00

Talend currently has a consensus price target of $60.33, suggesting a potential upside of 48.93%. ACI Worldwide has a consensus price target of $27.00, suggesting a potential downside of 0.59%. Given Talend’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Talend is more favorable than ACI Worldwide.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

79.6% of Talend shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.4% of ACI Worldwide shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Talend and ACI Worldwide’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Talend -20.40% -153.54% -19.06%
ACI Worldwide 1.42% 7.42% 3.46%

Summary

ACI Worldwide beats Talend on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Talend Company Profile

Talend S.A. provides platform to address IT integration needs in various industries. It designs and develops Talend Data Fabric, a software platform that integrates data and applications in real time across big data and cloud environments, as well as traditional systems, which allows organizations to develop a unified view of their business and customers. The company's Talend Data Fabric platform includes data integration, big data integration, application, cloud integration, master data management, and self-service data preparation products. It also provides technical support; and consulting and training services. The company sells its products directly to customers through sales force, as well as indirectly through value added channel partners and resellers in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific. Talend S.A. has a strategic partnership with Databricks Inc. to integrate their products that enable data engineers to perform data integration at large scale. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Suresnes, France.

ACI Worldwide Company Profile

ACI Worldwide, Inc. provides software products and services for facilitating electronic payments to banks, intermediaries, merchants, and corporates worldwide. It offers UP Retail Payments solution that enables banks to accept, authorize, route, and secure payment transactions; and ACI Card and Merchant Management solutions, including credit, debit, smart card, and prepaid card issuance and management, as well as merchant account management and settlement. The company also provides UP Immediate Payments solution, which provides connectivity to country-level real-time payment schemes and create various products; and UP Real-Time Payments solution that allows banks to address RTGS, SWIFT messaging, and real-time faster payments. In addition, it offers Postilion; ACI PAY.ON Payments Gateway; ACI ReD Shield, a real-time fraud prevention solution, as well as UP eCommerce Payments solution; and UP Payments Risk Management solution and ACI Universal Online Banker platform. Further, the company provides UP Bill Payment solutions, which enable customers to present bills and collect payments from consumers electronically through a single and integrated platform that controls bill payments operation. Additionally, it offers bill presentment and payment collection services to consumer finance, insurance, healthcare, higher education, tax, and utility sectors; and implementation, product support, technical, educational, facilities management, business and technical consultancy, and on-site support services, as well as distributes or acts as a sales agent for software developed by third parties. The company markets its products and services under the ACI Worldwide, ACI Universal Payments, and ACI UP brand names. It has strategic alliance with UnionPay International. The company was formerly known as Transaction Systems Architects, Inc. and changed its name to ACI Worldwide, Inc. in July 2007. ACI Worldwide, Inc. was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Naples, Florida.

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