Blackbaud (NASDAQ:BLKB) vs. Polar Wireless (NASDAQ:BCDI) Head-To-Head Comparison

Polar Wireless (OTCMKTS:BCDI) and Blackbaud (NASDAQ:BLKB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Polar Wireless and Blackbaud’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Polar Wireless N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Blackbaud $848.61 million 4.61 $44.84 million $1.87 42.55

Blackbaud has higher revenue and earnings than Polar Wireless.


Blackbaud pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Polar Wireless does not pay a dividend. Blackbaud pays out 25.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Polar Wireless has a beta of 72.27, suggesting that its stock price is 7,127% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Blackbaud has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Polar Wireless and Blackbaud, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Polar Wireless 0 0 0 0 N/A
Blackbaud 1 10 0 0 1.91

Blackbaud has a consensus price target of $91.17, indicating a potential upside of 14.59%.


This table compares Polar Wireless and Blackbaud’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Polar Wireless N/A N/A N/A
Blackbaud 3.02% 21.47% 4.95%


Blackbaud beats Polar Wireless on 5 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Polar Wireless

Polar Wireless Corp., a development stage company, focuses on packaging, selling, distributing, and supporting open-source network security software. It intends to provide ChainMail, a freeware document protection (encryption) application that would allow users to encrypt outgoing email messages and decrypt incoming messages; ChainMail Pro, a retail version of ChainMail; and Impasse, a network intrusion detection application, which would monitor networks and detect activity that indicates the presence of an intruder on the network. The company was formerly known as Barricode, Inc. and changed its name to Polar Wireless Corp. in June 2010. Polar Wireless Corp. was founded in 2006 and is based in Richmond Hill, Canada.

About Blackbaud

Blackbaud, Inc. provides cloud software solutions to nonprofits, foundations, companies, education institutions, healthcare organizations, individual change agents, and other charitable giving entities. The company offers fundraising and relationship management solutions and services, including Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT, Blackbaud CRM, Blackbaud Luminate CRM, Blackbaud eTapestry, Blackbaud TeamRaiser, everydayhero, Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising, and Blackbaud Guided Fundraising; and marketing and engagement solutions, such as Blackbaud Luminate Online, Blackbaud Online Express, Blackbaud NetCommunity, Blackbaud, and Blackbaud School Website System. It also provides Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT, Blackbaud Smart Tuition, and Blackbaud Smart Aid financial management solutions and services; and Blackbaud Grantmaking, Blackbaud Award Management, FIMS, and Blackbaud Outcomes grant and award management solutions. In addition, the company offers organizational and program management solutions and services comprising Blackbaud Student Information System, Blackbaud Learning Management System, Blackbaud Enrollment Management System, Blackbaud Altru, and Blackbaud Church Management; and Blackbaud Employee Giving and Blackbaud Employee Volunteering, and YourCause corporate social responsibility solutions. Further, it provides Blackbaud's SKY Intelligence analytics solutions, as well as donor acquisition, prospect research, data enrichment, and benchmarking and performance management solutions and services; and Blackbaud Merchant Services and Blackbaud Purchase Cards payment services. Additionally, the company offers customer support and maintenance, professional and managed, and training services. It has operations primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina.

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