Phunware (NASDAQ:PHUN) versus Yext (NASDAQ:YEXT) Head to Head Survey

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Yext (NYSE:YEXT) and Phunware (NASDAQ:PHUN) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Yext and Phunware, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yext 1 1 4 0 2.50
Phunware 0 0 0 0 N/A

Yext currently has a consensus price target of $24.40, suggesting a potential upside of 53.56%. Given Yext’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Yext is more favorable than Phunware.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

61.7% of Yext shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.5% of Phunware shares are held by institutional investors. 17.0% of Yext shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.9% of Phunware shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Yext has a beta of 1.29, suggesting that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Phunware has a beta of 30.29, suggesting that its stock price is 2,929% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Yext and Phunware’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yext $228.28 million 7.85 -$74.84 million ($0.76) -20.91
Phunware N/A N/A -$920,000.00 N/A N/A

Phunware has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Yext.


This table compares Yext and Phunware’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yext -33.57% -57.48% -25.37%
Phunware N/A N/A N/A


Phunware beats Yext on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Yext Company Profile

Yext, Inc. provides a knowledge engine platform that lets businesses manage their digital knowledge in the cloud and synchronize it to its knowledge network in North America and internationally. The company offers Yext Knowledge Engine, a cloud-based global platform that enables businesses to control and manage their digital knowledge and make it available through its knowledge Network of approximately 150 third-party maps, apps, search engines, intelligent GPS systems, digital assistants, vertical directories, and social networks. Its Knowledge Engine is used by end consumers to discover new businesses, read reviews, and find answers to queries. Yext, Inc. serves luxury, retail, food, hospitality, and financial services industries. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Phunware Company Profile

Phunware Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides Multiscreen-as-a-Service (Maas) and Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) enterprise software platform for mobile devices. Its platform enables brands to engage, manage, and monetize their mobile application portfolios. The company offers Cloud-Based Mobile Software Development Kits (SDKs), which include location-based services, mobile engagement, content management, messaging, advertising, and analytics; and mobile application framework of pre-integrated iOS and Android software modules for building in-house or channel-based mobile application solutions. It also provides cloud-based vertical solutions of pre-integrated iOS and Android mobile application portfolios for healthcare, retail, media, real estate and hospitality, sports, aviation, and other sectors; and knowledge graph and data solutions which allows for real-time mobile audience targeting, reach, engagement, and monetization for 1:1 insights and interactions. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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