Datawatch (DWCH) & SendGrid (SEND) Head-To-Head Survey

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Datawatch (NASDAQ:DWCH) and SendGrid (NYSE:SEND) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

43.3% of Datawatch shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.9% of SendGrid shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.4% of Datawatch shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 30.2% of SendGrid shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Datawatch has a beta of 1.56, indicating that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SendGrid has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Datawatch and SendGrid, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Datawatch 0 1 1 0 2.50
SendGrid 0 2 4 0 2.67

Datawatch presently has a consensus target price of $19.50, indicating a potential upside of 48.85%. SendGrid has a consensus target price of $36.67, indicating a potential downside of 32.20%. Given Datawatch’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Datawatch is more favorable than SendGrid.


This table compares Datawatch and SendGrid’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Datawatch -24.71% 2.35% 1.22%
SendGrid -4.03% -0.86% -0.70%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Datawatch and SendGrid’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Datawatch $41.68 million 4.00 -$9.25 million N/A N/A
SendGrid $111.89 million 23.04 -$6.25 million ($0.19) -284.63

SendGrid has higher revenue and earnings than Datawatch.


SendGrid beats Datawatch on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Datawatch

Datawatch Corporation designs, develops, markets, and distributes business computer software products to self-service data preparation and visual data discovery markets in the United States and internationally. Its software solutions allow organizations to access, analyze, and visualize their information. The company's products include Datawatch Monarch, a self-service data preparation tool to explore, manipulate, and merge new data sources; Datawatch Monarch Swarm, a browser-based platform offers team-driven data preparation and centralized data marketplace for speed collaboration; Datawatch Panopticon designed for situations for data analysis; and Datawatch Report Mining Server, a solution for data preparation capabilities. It also provides implementation and support of its software products, as well as training on their use and administration. The company sells its products to end-users through distributors, value-added resellers, original equipment manufacturers, and strategic partners. Datawatch Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts.

About SendGrid

SendGrid, Inc. operates as a digital communication platform in the United States and internationally. Its cloud-based platform provides various tools to the businesses, including developers and marketers to reach their customers using an email. The company offers services, such as email application programming interface (API), which allow developers to use its API in their preferred development framework and to use its platform to add email functionality to their applications; marketing campaigns that allow marketers to upload and manage customer contact lists, create and test email templates, and execute and analyze email campaigns to engage customers; and expert services to help businesses optimize their email delivery. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

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