Asure Software (NASDAQ:ASUR) and Pareteum (NASDAQ:TEUM) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Asure Software and Pareteum’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This table compares Asure Software and Pareteum’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Asure Software||$88.95 million||1.19||-$7.55 million||$0.43||16.47|
|Pareteum||$32.44 million||13.97||-$12.98 million||$0.09||45.56|
Asure Software has higher revenue and earnings than Pareteum. Asure Software is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Pareteum, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Asure Software and Pareteum, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Asure Software currently has a consensus target price of $14.43, indicating a potential upside of 103.79%. Pareteum has a consensus target price of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 70.73%. Given Asure Software’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Asure Software is more favorable than Pareteum.
Volatility and Risk
Asure Software has a beta of 0.91, meaning that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pareteum has a beta of 1.15, meaning that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
56.1% of Asure Software shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.5% of Pareteum shares are owned by institutional investors. 18.2% of Asure Software shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.4% of Pareteum shares are owned by company 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.
Asure Software beats Pareteum on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Asure Software
Asure Software, Inc. provides cloud-based human capital management and workspace management solutions worldwide. Its product line includes AsureSpace workspace management solutions that enable organizations to optimize their real estate investment, and create a digital workspace that empowers mobile and virtual employees; and AsureForce time and labor management solutions to help organizations optimize their workforce, as well as control labor administration costs and activities. The company also offers AsureHCM, an integrated cloud-based solution that provides human resource (HR) management and payroll to benefits, talent acquisition, and performance management services; Evolution HCM, an integrated payroll, HR, and tax management suite; and AsureConsulting, which offers a suite of services to assist organizations through the entire employee lifecycle. In addition, it provides SmartView occupancy sensors and analytics platform that offers insights, which allow companies to make strategic decisions about real estate investments and workplace design; and SmartMove, a move management software that help companies design floorplans and track permanent seat assignments, as well as manage assets, such as telephones, laptops, desks, chairs, and other items assigned to an employee. Further, the company provides AsureSpace Resource Scheduler, a solution for the digital workplace that features conference room and desk reservations, service management, interactive floorplans, visitor management, calendar and Web conference integrations, and reporting; and NowSpace, a mobile app for Apple and Android devices that enables mobile workers to find and reserve desks and conference rooms from their smart phones. It serves clients ranging from Fortune 500 to small and mid-sized businesses directly, as well as through reseller and referral partners. Asure Software, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
Pareteum Corporation operates a communications cloud services platform in Europe and internationally. Its platform provides mobility, messaging, and security services and applications, with a single-sign-on, application program interface (API), and software development suite. The company's platform hosts integrated IT/back office and core network functionality for mobile network operators, as well as for enterprises to implement and leverage mobile communications solutions on a SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS basis. It also offers operational support system for channel partners with APIs for integration with third party systems, workflows for complex application orchestration, and customer support with branded portals and plug-ins for various other applications. Pareteum Corporation serves the markets of Internet of Things, mobile virtual network operators, smart cities, and application developers. The company was formerly known as Elephant Talk Communications Corp. and changed its name to Pareteum Corporation in November 2016. Pareteum Corporation is based in New York, New York.
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