Upland Software (NASDAQ: UPLD) is one of 97 public companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Upland Software to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Upland Software and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Upland Software $82.65 million $9.22 million -22.51
Upland Software Competitors $1.27 billion $344.87 million 33.66

Upland Software’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Upland Software. Upland Software is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Upland Software and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Upland Software -19.10% -23.25% -9.34%
Upland Software Competitors -24.56% -412.83% -8.08%

Risk and Volatility

Upland Software has a beta of 0.57, meaning that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Upland Software’s competitors have a beta of 1.13, meaning that their average share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Upland Software and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Upland Software 0 1 5 0 2.83
Upland Software Competitors 515 2401 4041 134 2.54

Upland Software presently has a consensus target price of $27.25, indicating a potential upside of 31.58%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 8.14%. Given Upland Software’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Upland Software is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

26.9% of Upland Software shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 30.2% of Upland Software shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.7% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Upland Software Company Profile

Upland Software Inc. is a provider of cloud-based enterprise work management software. The Company provides a family of cloud-based enterprise work management software applications for the information technology, process excellence, finance, professional services and marketing functions within organizations. Its software applications serve a range of enterprise work management needs, from strategic planning to task execution. It services customers ranging from corporations and Government agencies to small- and medium-sized businesses. Its customers operate in a range of industries, including financial services, retail, technology, manufacturing, education, consumer goods, media, and telecommunications, Government, food and beverage, healthcare and life sciences, chemicals and travel and hospitality. The Company provides a family of cloud-based enterprise work management software applications under the Upland brand.

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