As Application Software businesses, Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) and Benefitfocus Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT), are affected by contrast. This especially applies to their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.
Valuation & Earnings
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Demonstrates Oracle Corporation and Benefitfocus Inc. earnings per share, gross revenue and valuation.
Table 2 demonstrates the net margins, return on assets and return on equity of Oracle Corporation and Benefitfocus Inc.
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Risk & Volatility
Oracle Corporation’s current beta is 1.15 and it happens to be 15.00% more volatile than S&P 500. Benefitfocus Inc.’s 28.00% more volatile than S&P 500 which is a result of the 1.28 beta.
Oracle Corporation’s Current Ratio and Quick Ratio are 2.5 and 2.5 respectively. The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of its competitor Benefitfocus Inc. are 2.7 and 2.7 respectively. Benefitfocus Inc. therefore has a better chance of paying off short and long-term obligations compared to Oracle Corporation.
The following table shown below contains the ratings and recommendations for Oracle Corporation and Benefitfocus Inc.
The upside potential is 8.97% for Oracle Corporation with consensus target price of $60.4. Competitively Benefitfocus Inc. has an average target price of $33.5, with potential upside of 48.89%. The information presented earlier suggests that Benefitfocus Inc. looks more robust than Oracle Corporation as far as analyst view.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
The shares of both Oracle Corporation and Benefitfocus Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 56.6% and 74.96% respectively. Oracle Corporation’s share owned by insiders are 34.3%. Competitively, 2.7% are Benefitfocus Inc.’s share owned by insiders.
In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.
For the past year Oracle Corporation had bullish trend while Benefitfocus Inc. had bearish trend.
On 9 of the 13 factors Oracle Corporation beats Benefitfocus Inc.
Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports application, platform, and infrastructure technologies for information technology (IT) environments worldwide. It provides services in three primary layers of the cloud: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. The company licenses its Oracle Database software, which enables storage, retrieval, and manipulation of data; and Oracle Fusion Middleware software to build, deploy, secure, access, and integrate business applications, as well as automate their business processes. It also provides software for mobile computing to address the development needs of businesses; Java, a software development language; and big data solutions. In addition, the company offers human capital and talent management, enterprise resource planning, customer experience and customer relationship management, procurement, project portfolio management, supply chain management, business analytics and enterprise performance management, and industry-specific application software, as well as financial management and governance, risk, and compliance applications. Further, it provides Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, industry-specific hardware, management software, and hardware support products, as well as operating systems, and virtualization and other hardware-related software. Additionally, the company offers customers software license updates and product support contracts; database, middleware, and development software, as well as cloud-based platform and infrastructure; and IT strategy alignment, enterprise architecture planning and design, initial software implementation and integration, application development and integration, security assessments, and ongoing software enhancements and upgrade, as well as customer support and education services. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.
Benefitfocus, Inc. provides cloud-based benefits management platform for consumers, employers, insurance carriers, and brokers in the United States. It operates through Employer and Carrier segments. The companyÂ’s products for insurance carriers include Marketplaces, which are online shopping environments; eEnrollment that provides online enrollment for benefits; eBilling, an electronic invoice presentment and payment solution; eExchange, a solution for communication; eSales for carriers and brokers to organize and manage accounts, track leads, generate quotes, and create proposals for products; and Core & Advanced Analytics, a data analytics solution. Its products for employers include Benefitfocus Marketplace that streamlines online enrollment, employee communication, and benefit administration; Communication Portal, an employee engagement portal; BenefitStore, a solution for employees to avail various ancillary benefits; ACA Compliance and Reporting, a solution for employers to manage ACA compliance; and eBilling and Payment, an electronic invoice presentment and payment application. In addition, the company provides professional and customer support services, which include implementation services, such as discovery, configuration, deployment, integration, testing, training, and technical support; HR support services; and video library services. Further, it offers partner offerings, such as RedBrick Health that provides access to customizable health assessments, digital coaching, tracking, and challenges; LifeLock that allows employees to purchase identity theft protection; SAP SuccessFactors that provides employee performance management solutions; and WageWorks that supports benefits, such as health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, health reimbursement, and other programs. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina.
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