Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX – Get Rating) and LiveVox (NASDAQ:LVOX – Get Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.
This is a summary of current ratings for Tucows and LiveVox, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
LiveVox has a consensus price target of $3.17, indicating a potential upside of 30.85%. Given LiveVox’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe LiveVox is more favorable than Tucows.
Valuation and Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Tucows||$321.14 million||1.04||-$27.57 million||($4.05)||-7.58|
|LiveVox||$136.02 million||1.65||-$37.47 million||($0.35)||-6.91|
Tucows has higher revenue and earnings than LiveVox. Tucows is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than LiveVox, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
75.2% of Tucows shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.8% of LiveVox shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.3% of Tucows shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.2% of LiveVox shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Tucows and LiveVox’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
Tucows has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LiveVox has a beta of -0.85, suggesting that its stock price is 185% less volatile than the S&P 500.
LiveVox beats Tucows on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Tucows, Inc. is an Internet services company. The firm engages in the provision of domain names, email and other internet services. It operates through the following segments: The Mobile Services, The Fiber Internet Services, and Domain Services. The Mobile segment will contain Mobile Services Enabler (“”MSE””) and professional services product offerings, as well as the retail sale of mobile phones and retail telephony services. The Fiber Internet Services segment will contain the operating results of retail Internet access operations. The Domain Services segment includes wholesale and retail domain name registration services, value added services, and portfolio services derived through OpenSRS, eNom, Ascio, and Hover brands. The company was founded in November 1992 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
LiveVox, Inc. develops and provides cloud contact center software for businesses. Its products include Four Clouds, an outbound voice solution that enables to manage regulatory requirements with the option of three manual and one automated outbound dialing system; bundles, including two-way messaging, outbound campaigns and compliance, speech analytics, inbound contact center, and cloud interactive voice response (IVR) solutions; inbound voice solutions, which comprise automatic call distributor, IVR, and wallboards; and blended omnichannel solutions, such as voice, email, SMS, virtual agents, and webchat. The company also offers CRM, which leverages unified customer profiles to create, facilitate, and manages digital engagement; Workforce Optimization, that helps contact centers to measure and manage agent workforce; and SpeechIQ, an AI-driven speech analytics solution to promote compliance, productivity, and quality in contact centers. It serves financial services, teleservices, healthcare, telecom, customer care, BPO, and collection industries. The company has a strategic partnership with Telarus. LiveVox, Inc. was formerly known as Tools For Health, Inc. and changed its name to LiveVox, Inc. in June 2006. The company was incorporated in 1998 and is based in San Francisco, California. LiveVox, Inc. has additional locations in Atlanta, Georgia; Bengaluru, India; Denver, Colorado; Medellin, Colombia; New York, New York; St. Louis, Missouri; and Columbus, Ohio.
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