Upland Software (UPLD) versus Its Competitors Head-To-Head Survey

Upland Software (NASDAQ: UPLD) is one of 97 public companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Upland Software to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Upland Software and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Upland Software -19.10% -23.25% -9.34%
Upland Software Competitors -24.31% -204.97% -7.06%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Upland Software and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Upland Software $82.65 million $9.22 million -23.71
Upland Software Competitors $1.27 billion $348.15 million 37.10

Upland Software’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Upland Software. Upland Software is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Upland Software has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Upland Software’s peers have a beta of 1.13, indicating that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Upland Software and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Upland Software 0 1 5 0 2.83
Upland Software Competitors 342 2029 3872 107 2.59

Upland Software presently has a consensus price target of $27.25, indicating a potential upside of 24.94%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 3.91%. Given Upland Software’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Upland Software is more favorable than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

26.9% of Upland Software shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.4% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 30.2% of Upland Software shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.5% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies 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.

About Upland Software

Upland Software Inc. is a provider of cloud-based enterprise work management software. The Company provides a family of cloud-based enterprise work management software applications for the information technology, process excellence, finance, professional services and marketing functions within organizations. Its software applications serve a range of enterprise work management needs, from strategic planning to task execution. It services customers ranging from corporations and Government agencies to small- and medium-sized businesses. Its customers operate in a range of industries, including financial services, retail, technology, manufacturing, education, consumer goods, media, and telecommunications, Government, food and beverage, healthcare and life sciences, chemicals and travel and hospitality. The Company provides a family of cloud-based enterprise work management software applications under the Upland brand.

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