Contrasting Thinspace Technology (THNS) and AppFolio (APPF)

Thinspace Technology (OTCMKTS:THNS) and AppFolio (NASDAQ:APPF) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

30.7% of AppFolio shares are held by institutional investors. 13.4% of Thinspace Technology shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 42.5% of AppFolio shares are held 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.

Risk & Volatility

Thinspace Technology has a beta of 1.1, suggesting that its share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AppFolio has a beta of 1.31, suggesting that its share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Thinspace Technology and AppFolio’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Thinspace Technology N/A N/A N/A
AppFolio 9.46% 19.56% 12.18%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Thinspace Technology and AppFolio, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Thinspace Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A
AppFolio 1 1 1 0 2.00

AppFolio has a consensus target price of $77.50, indicating a potential downside of 18.47%.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Thinspace Technology and AppFolio’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Thinspace Technology N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
AppFolio $190.07 million 17.01 $19.97 million $0.56 169.75

AppFolio has higher revenue and earnings than Thinspace Technology.

Summary

AppFolio beats Thinspace Technology on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Thinspace Technology

Thinspace Technology, Inc., a cloud computing company, develops software productivity solutions worldwide. It principally develops and sells network software. The company offers skySpace, a desktop virtualization solution suite, which comprises skyDesk, a management software solution for Microsoft remote desktop users; skyGate, a software solution that allows secure remote access to applications and data from outside of the corporate network; skyView, which offers access to applications or Windows desktops from a browser on any device; skyDirect, a virtual desktop infrastructure software solution that allows secure fast access to hosted virtual desktops; and skyPoint, a hardware thin client endpoint solution for the enterprise and corporate market. The company sells its products directly to independent software vendors and application service providers; and through a chain of distributors and resellers to end users in public and private sectors. Thinspace Technology, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Carrollton, Texas.

About AppFolio

AppFolio, Inc. provides industry-specific cloud-based software solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in the property management and legal industries. It offers AppFolio Property Manager, a cloud-based software solution for the real estate market that provides property managers of various sizes and tools and services designed to streamline their property management businesses, such as posting and tracking vacancies, leasing vacant properties, and accounting, as well as facilitating tenant, owner, and vendor communications. The company also provides MyCase, a legal practice and case management solution that provides managing calendars, contacts and documents, time tracking, billing and collections, and communicating with clients and sharing sensitive and privileged materials for solo practitioners and small law firms. In addition, it offers Value+ services, such as its Website design, electronic payment services, tenant screening, insurance, contact center, premium leads, and tenant debt collections services. As of December 31, 2017, the company served 11,708 property manager customers; and 9,349 solo practitioners and small law firms. AppFolio, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.

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