support.com (SPRT) vs. Synchronoss Technologies (SNCR) Head-To-Head Comparison

support.com (NASDAQ: SPRT) and Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ:SNCR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

27.7% of support.com shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.1% of Synchronoss Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.5% of support.com shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of Synchronoss Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for support.com and Synchronoss Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
support.com 0 0 0 0 N/A
Synchronoss Technologies 2 6 0 0 1.75

Synchronoss Technologies has a consensus target price of $17.57, suggesting a potential upside of 90.99%. Given Synchronoss Technologies’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Synchronoss Technologies is more favorable than support.com.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares support.com and Synchronoss Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
support.com $58.93 million 0.75 -$5.35 million ($0.39) -6.03
Synchronoss Technologies $476.75 million 0.85 $54.33 million $0.44 20.91

Synchronoss Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than support.com. support.com is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Synchronoss Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares support.com and Synchronoss Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
support.com -11.99% -9.82% -8.51%
Synchronoss Technologies 3.38% 11.20% 6.21%

Risk & Volatility

support.com has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Synchronoss Technologies has a beta of 1.69, suggesting that its share price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Synchronoss Technologies beats support.com on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About support.com

Support.com, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based software and services for technology support. The Company offers outsourced support services for service providers, retailers, Internet of Things (IoT) solution providers and technology companies. It offers technology support services programs for both the consumer and small business markets, and includes computer and mobile device set-up, security and support, virus and malware removal, wireless network set-up, and home security and automation system support. Its cloud-based offering, Nexus, is a software-as-a-service solution for companies to support interactions with their customers. Its end user software products are designed to maintain, optimize and secure computers and mobile devices. Its principal software products include products designed for malware protection and removal (SUPERAntiSpyware); personal computer (PC), smartphone and tablet maintenance and optimization (Cosmos), and PC registry cleaning and repair (ARO).

About Synchronoss Technologies

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. is a global software and services company, which provides technologies and services for the mobile transformation of business. The Company’s portfolio in the Consumer and Enterprise markets contains offerings, such as personal cloud, secure-mobility, identity management and scalable messaging platforms, products and solutions. Its products and platforms are designed to enable multiple converged communication services to be managed across a range of distribution channels, including e-commerce, m-commerce, telesales, customer stores, indirect and other retail outlets. The Company operates in and markets their solutions and services directly through their sales organizations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. It delivers technologies for mobile transformation to service provider and enterprise customers in regulated verticals and use cases.

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