Apigee (NASDAQ: APIC) and Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID) are both companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
42.5% of Apigee shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.8% of Guidance Software shares are owned by institutional investors. 40.6% of Apigee shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 38.1% of Guidance Software shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Apigee and Guidance Software’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Apigee and Guidance Software, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Guidance Software has a consensus target price of $7.37, suggesting a potential upside of 4.20%. Given Guidance Software’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Guidance Software is more favorable than Apigee.
This table compares Apigee and Guidance Software’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Guidance Software beats Apigee on 5 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.
Apigee 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.
Guidance Software Company Profile
Guidance Software, Inc. is a technology company. The Company is a provider of endpoint investigation solutions for cybersecurity analytics, security incident response, e-discovery, data privacy and forensic analysis. The Company has five segments, which include Products, Subscription, Professional services, Training and Maintenance. The Company’s Products segment includes EnCase, EnCase Endpoint Security, EnCase eDiscovery, EnCase Forensic, EnCase Portable, Premium License Support Program and hardware sales. Its Subscription segment includes subscription services for cloud-based document review and production software. Its Professional services segment performs consulting services and implementations. Its Training segment provides training classes, by which the Company trains its customers to use its software products. Its maintenance segment provides software updates, telephone and e-mail support.
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