Elcom International (OTCMKTS: ELCO – Get a rating) and BENEFITS (NYSE:PRO – Get a rating) are both small-cap IT and technology companies, but what’s the best stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.
This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Elcom International and PROS.
|Net margins||Return on equity||return on assets|
|Elcom International||N / A||N / A||N / A|
Institutional and insider ownership
98.6% of PROS shares are held by institutional investors. 13.6% of Elcom International shares are held by insiders of the company. By comparison, 10.5% of PROS shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, hedge funds, and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of the current recommendations for Elcom International and PROS, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sales Ratings||Hold odds||Buy reviews||Strong buy odds||Rating|
|Elcom International||0||0||0||0||N / A|
PROS has a consensus target price of $37.50, suggesting a potential upside of 44.79%. Given the higher possible upside of PROS, analysts clearly believe that PROS is more favorable than Elcom International.
Benefits and evaluation
This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Elcom International and PROS.
|Gross revenue||Price/sales ratio||Net revenue||Earnings per share||Price/earnings ratio|
|Elcom International||N / A||N / A||N / A||N / A||N / A|
|ADVANTAGES||$251.42 million||4.65||-$81.21 million||($1.97)||-1:15 p.m.|
Elcom International has higher revenue, but lower revenue than PROS.
Risk and Volatility
Elcom International has a beta of 0.3, indicating its stock price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, PROS has a beta of 1.56, indicating its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.
PROS beats Elcom International on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Elcom International (Get a rating)
Elcom International Inc. provides cloud-based e-procurement solutions worldwide. It offers Procure to Pay solutions for publishing and managing vendor content, connecting with buyers, and analyzing spend and procurement processes; Electronic invoicing solutions to send and receive electronic invoices with guaranteed adoption by suppliers; and sourcing functions to source potential suppliers on a local and global basis. The company also provides services to buyers, including catalog processing, development of perforated catalogs and integration of Elcom’s PECOS solution into existing purchasing processes; and services for suppliers, such as onboarding new suppliers to use the solution, access to demand-generating activities, and access to information and offers relating to products and services. It offers eProcurement solutions for governments, educational institutions, healthcare organizations, private companies and purchasing groups. Elcom International Inc. was founded in 1992 and is based in Braintree, Massachusetts.
About the PROs (Get a rating)
PROS Holdings, Inc. provides solutions that optimize sales and purchasing processes in the digital economy worldwide. The company offers PROS Smart Configure Price Quote which improves sales productivity and accelerates transaction speed by automating common sales tasks; and PROS Smart Price Optimization and Management which enables companies to optimize, personalize and harmonize pricing across the complexity of their go-to-market channels in the context of dynamic market and competitive conditions. It offers PROS airline revenue optimization; PROS airline revenue management solution that provides algorithmic forecasting and network optimization for the travel industry; Real-time dynamic pricing from PROS airlines that provides accurate availability of booking classes and seat prices; and PROS Airline Group Sales Optimizer which allows airlines and their travel agent partners to create and manage group reservations, contracts and policies. Additionally, it provides PROS Digital Retail, an end-to-end configurable solution for airlines to optimize the traveler experience from inspiration to post-trip; and PROS digital offer marketing solutions provide performance content management and search engine marketing tools that empower businesses in the travel industry. Additionally, the Company offers software-related services, such as implementation, configuration, consulting, training, maintenance, and support services. It sells its software solutions to customers in various industries, including automotive and industrial manufacturing, transportation and logistics, chemicals and energy, food and beverages, healthcare, high technology and travel. The company markets and sells its software solutions through its sales force, as well as through partners, resellers and system integrators. PROS Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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