Reviewing Talend (TLND) and Hortonworks (HDP)

Talend (NASDAQ: TLND) and Hortonworks (NASDAQ:HDP) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Talend and Hortonworks, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Talend 0 0 6 0 3.00
Hortonworks 0 3 13 0 2.81

Talend presently has a consensus target price of $42.00, indicating a potential upside of 1.42%. Hortonworks has a consensus target price of $19.23, indicating a potential upside of 16.48%. Given Hortonworks’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Hortonworks is more favorable than Talend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

42.8% of Talend shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.3% of Hortonworks shares are held by institutional investors. 22.5% of Hortonworks shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Talend has a beta of 3.68, indicating that its stock price is 268% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hortonworks has a beta of 1.61, indicating that its stock price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Talend and Hortonworks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Talend -20.62% -159.94% -17.00%
Hortonworks -107.07% -765.37% -100.38%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Talend and Hortonworks’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Talend $126.53 million 9.15 -$24.55 million ($0.99) -41.83
Hortonworks $217.29 million 3.14 -$223.00 million ($3.80) -4.34

Talend has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Hortonworks. Talend is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hortonworks, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Talend beats Hortonworks on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Talend

Talend SA is a provider of open source integration solutions for data-oriented companies and integration platform under Apache Spark. The Company’s platform enables users to connect data and applications on-premise or in the cloud, in real time or in batch, Big Data or reference data. Its commercial products are Data Fabric, Big Data Integration, Real-Time Big Data, Data Preparation, Data Integration, Cloud Integration, Data Quality, Application Integration, Master Data Management and metadata Manager. Its free products are Data Preparation and Talend Open Studio, including Open Studio for Big Data, Open Studio for Data Integration, Open Studio for Data Quality, Open Studio for ESB and Open Studio for MDM. Its product, Talend Data Fabric, is a data platform. Talend Data Fabric combines big data, data integration, cloud, reference data management, data preparation and application integration in a single platform with a common development environment and management.

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks, Inc. is a provider and distributor of enterprise-scale data management software platforms. The Company’s product offerings include Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), Hortonworks Sandbox and Hortonworks DataFlow Platform (HDF). It provides support subscription offerings and related professional services for its enterprise-scale Connected Data Platforms, such as HDP and HDF. Its Data at Rest solution, the HDP, is an enterprise-scale data management platform built entirely on open source software, including Apache Hadoop. HDP combines computer servers with local storage and open source software technology to create a distributed compute and storage platform for data sets that is secure and scalable over petabytes of data within thousands of servers or nodes. Its Data in Motion solution, the HDF, is an enterprise-scale data ingest platform built entirely on open source software, including Apache NiFi.

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