Head-To-Head Comparison: Apigee Corp (APIC) and Acxiom Corporation (ACXM)

Apigee Corp (NASDAQ: APIC) and Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) are both it services & consulting – nec companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

42.5% of Apigee Corp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.6% of Acxiom Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 40.6% of Apigee Corp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.5% of Acxiom Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Apigee Corp and Acxiom Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Apigee Corp -37.94% -73.27% -31.65%
Acxiom Corporation -1.31% 2.61% 1.59%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Apigee Corp and Acxiom Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Apigee Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Acxiom Corporation 0 1 3 0 2.75

Acxiom Corporation has a consensus target price of $33.25, suggesting a potential upside of 26.81%. Given Acxiom Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Acxiom Corporation is more favorable than Apigee Corp.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Apigee Corp and Acxiom Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Apigee Corp N/A N/A N/A ($1.40) -12.41
Acxiom Corporation $880.25 million 2.36 $4.10 million ($0.15) -174.80

Acxiom Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Apigee Corp. Acxiom Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Apigee Corp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Acxiom Corporation beats Apigee Corp on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Apigee Corp Company Profile

Apigee Corporation is engaged in providing a software platform that allows businesses to design, deploy, and scale application program interfaces (APIs), as a connection layer between their core information technology (IT) systems and data and the applications, with which their customers, partners, employees and other users engage with the business. Its platform consists of the products, including Apigee Edge, Apigee Edge PRO, Apigee Link, Apigee Sense and Apigee Insights. Apigee Edge is an API-management solution. Apigee Insights is its predictive analytics software solution. Apigee Link is its Internet of Things (IoT) platform for connecting devices to the Internet, which is under development and in beta testing with certain customers. Apigee Sense is a bot prevention product. Apigee Edge PRO is a cloud-delivered service and is an API management for small and medium-sized businesses and divisions in a range of enterprises. It delivers its platform both in the cloud and on premises.

Acxiom Corporation Company Profile

Acxiom Corporation (Acxiom) is a technology and enablement services company. The Company operates through three business segments: Marketing Services, Audience Solutions, and Connectivity. The Company’s Marketing Services segment helps clients to unify data at individual level. The Audience Solutions segment helps clients to validate the accuracy of their people-based data, enhance it with additional insight and keep it up to date, enabling clients to reach desired audiences with relevant messages. The Connectivity segment activates data and makes it portable across the open marketing ecosystem. The Company serves a global client base from locations in the United States, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The Company’s client base includes organizations in these regions across industry verticals, including financial, insurance and investment services, automotive, retail, telecommunications, healthcare, travel, entertainment, non-profit and government.

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