Head-To-Head Survey: Q2 (QTWO) versus ChannelAdvisor (ECOM)

Q2 (NYSE: QTWO) and ChannelAdvisor (NYSE:ECOM) are both technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Q2 and ChannelAdvisor’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Q2 $193.98 million 10.42 -$26.16 million ($0.64) -75.16
ChannelAdvisor $122.54 million 2.11 -$16.55 million ($0.63) -15.40

ChannelAdvisor has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Q2. Q2 is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ChannelAdvisor, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Q2 has a beta of 1.43, meaning that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ChannelAdvisor has a beta of 0.13, meaning that its stock price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Q2 and ChannelAdvisor, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Q2 0 5 7 0 2.58
ChannelAdvisor 0 4 4 0 2.50

Q2 presently has a consensus price target of $47.00, indicating a potential downside of 2.29%. ChannelAdvisor has a consensus price target of $12.38, indicating a potential upside of 27.58%. Given ChannelAdvisor’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ChannelAdvisor is more favorable than Q2.


This table compares Q2 and ChannelAdvisor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Q2 -13.49% -19.34% -9.87%
ChannelAdvisor -13.51% -17.47% -10.41%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.8% of Q2 shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.6% of ChannelAdvisor shares are held by institutional investors. 24.5% of Q2 shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.3% of ChannelAdvisor shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Q2 beats ChannelAdvisor on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Q2

Q2 Holdings, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based digital banking solutions. The Company enables regional and community financial institutions (RCFIs), to deliver a suite of integrated digital banking services. The Company’s solutions all operate on a common platform that supports the delivery of unified digital banking services across online, mobile and voice channels. Its platform provides a single point of management enabling RCFIs to deliver targeted experiences, including tailored rights, features and branding to account holders. Its cloud-based solutions and common platform provide its RCFI customers with a view of account holder access and activity across devices and channels. Its solutions include Q2online, Q2 Risk & Fraud Analytics, Q2 Corporate, Q2 SMART, Q2mobility Application, Q2mobile Remote Deposit Capture, Q2text, Q2themes, Q2clarity, Centrix Dispute Tracking System (DTS), Centrix Payments I.Q. System (PIQS), and Centrix Exact/Transaction Management System (Exact/TMS).

About ChannelAdvisor

Channeladvisor Corporation is a provider of Software as a service (SaaS) solutions. The Company’s SaaS solutions enable retailer and branded manufacturer customers to integrate, manage and optimize their merchandise sales via hundreds of online channels. The Company’s platform enable its customers to connect with new and existing sources of demand for their products, including e-commerce marketplaces, such as Amazon, eBay, Jet.com, Newegg, Sears and Walmart, search engines and comparison shopping Websites, such as Google, Microsoft’s Bing and Nextag, and social channels, such as Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Its suite of solutions provides customers with a single, integrated user interface to manage their product listings, inventory availability, pricing optimization, search terms, data analytics and other functions. It also offers solutions that allow manufacturers to send their Web visitors or digital marketing audiences directly to authorized resellers.

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