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Volume5.02 million shs
Average Volume6.59 million shs
Market Capitalization$172.98 billion
P/E RatioN/A
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Beta1.07

Competitors

salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) Vs. ADBE, INTU, ADSK, WDAY, SPLK, and CDNS

Should you be buying CRM stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "application software" are considered alternatives and competitors to salesforce.com, including Adobe (ADBE), Intuit (INTU), Autodesk (ADSK), Workday (WDAY), Splunk (SPLK), and Cadence Design Systems (CDNS).

Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) and salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Adobe has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, salesforce.com has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Adobe and salesforce.com's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Adobe$11.17 billion19.12$2.95 billion$6.5667.89
salesforce.com$17.10 billion10.12$126 million$1.02188.23

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Adobe and salesforce.com, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Adobe072102.75
salesforce.com133822.93

Adobe currently has a consensus price target of $406.9259, indicating a potential downside of 8.63%. salesforce.com has a consensus price target of $200.6053, indicating a potential upside of 4.49%. Given salesforce.com's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe salesforce.com is more favorable than Adobe.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.2% of Adobe shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.3% of salesforce.com shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Adobe shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.4% of salesforce.com shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Adobe and salesforce.com's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Adobe30.72%35.53%17.89%
salesforce.com-0.92%2.45%1.52%

Summary

Adobe beats salesforce.com on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) and Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

salesforce.com has a beta of 1.07, indicating that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intuit has a beta of 1.03, indicating that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares salesforce.com and Intuit's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
salesforce.com$17.10 billion10.12$126 million$1.02188.23
Intuit$6.78 billion11.50$1.56 billion$5.5853.62

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for salesforce.com and Intuit, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
salesforce.com133822.93
Intuit241202.56

salesforce.com presently has a consensus price target of $200.6053, indicating a potential upside of 4.49%. Intuit has a consensus price target of $309.5294, indicating a potential upside of 3.45%. Given salesforce.com's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe salesforce.com is more favorable than Intuit.

Profitability

This table compares salesforce.com and Intuit's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
salesforce.com-0.92%2.45%1.52%
Intuit19.50%32.03%18.85%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

81.3% of salesforce.com shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.1% of Intuit shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.4% of salesforce.com shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.1% of Intuit shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Intuit beats salesforce.com on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) and Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

Volatility & Risk

salesforce.com has a beta of 1.07, meaning that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Autodesk has a beta of 1.56, meaning that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares salesforce.com and Autodesk's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
salesforce.com$17.10 billion10.12$126 million$1.02188.23
Autodesk$3.27 billion15.32$214.50 million$1.50152.53

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for salesforce.com and Autodesk, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
salesforce.com133822.93
Autodesk341702.58

salesforce.com presently has a consensus price target of $200.6053, indicating a potential upside of 4.49%. Autodesk has a consensus price target of $224.8696, indicating a potential downside of 1.71%. Given salesforce.com's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe salesforce.com is more favorable than Autodesk.

Profitability

This table compares salesforce.com and Autodesk's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
salesforce.com-0.92%2.45%1.52%
Autodesk8.91%-230.16%6.85%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

81.3% of salesforce.com shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.8% of Autodesk shares are held by institutional investors. 4.4% of salesforce.com shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Autodesk shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Autodesk beats salesforce.com on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) and Workday (NASDAQ:WDAY) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares salesforce.com and Workday's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
salesforce.com-0.92%2.45%1.52%
Workday-13.68%-14.70%-5.40%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for salesforce.com and Workday, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
salesforce.com133822.93
Workday1141612.53

salesforce.com presently has a consensus price target of $200.6053, indicating a potential upside of 4.49%. Workday has a consensus price target of $196.2857, indicating a potential upside of 10.55%. Given Workday's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Workday is more favorable than salesforce.com.

Volatility & Risk

salesforce.com has a beta of 1.07, meaning that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Workday has a beta of 1.5, meaning that its stock price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

81.3% of salesforce.com shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.2% of Workday shares are held by institutional investors. 4.4% of salesforce.com shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 26.5% of Workday shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares salesforce.com and Workday's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
salesforce.com$17.10 billion10.12$126 million$1.02188.23
Workday$3.63 billion11.50$-480,670,000.00($1.42)-125.04

salesforce.com has higher revenue and earnings than Workday. Workday is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than salesforce.com, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

salesforce.com beats Workday on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK) and salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Splunk and salesforce.com's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Splunk$2.36 billion13.18$-336,670,000.00($1.44)-135.86
salesforce.com$17.10 billion10.12$126 million$1.02188.23

salesforce.com has higher revenue and earnings than Splunk. Splunk is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than salesforce.com, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Splunk has a beta of 1.61, meaning that its share price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, salesforce.com has a beta of 1.07, meaning that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

92.8% of Splunk shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.3% of salesforce.com shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Splunk shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.4% of salesforce.com shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Splunk and salesforce.com's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Splunk-20.56%-17.40%-6.08%
salesforce.com-0.92%2.45%1.52%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Splunk and salesforce.com, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Splunk152902.80
salesforce.com133822.93

Splunk presently has a consensus price target of $194.9697, suggesting a potential downside of 0.34%. salesforce.com has a consensus price target of $200.6053, suggesting a potential upside of 4.49%. Given salesforce.com's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe salesforce.com is more favorable than Splunk.

Summary

salesforce.com beats Splunk on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS) and salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Cadence Design Systems and salesforce.com's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Cadence Design Systems41.74%50.84%29.49%
salesforce.com-0.92%2.45%1.52%

Risk & Volatility

Cadence Design Systems has a beta of 1.12, suggesting that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, salesforce.com has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cadence Design Systems and salesforce.com's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cadence Design Systems$2.34 billion12.55$988.98 million$3.5329.80
salesforce.com$17.10 billion10.12$126 million$1.02188.23

Cadence Design Systems has higher earnings, but lower revenue than salesforce.com. Cadence Design Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than salesforce.com, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cadence Design Systems and salesforce.com, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Cadence Design Systems03802.73
salesforce.com133822.93

Cadence Design Systems currently has a consensus target price of $103.6364, suggesting a potential downside of 1.47%. salesforce.com has a consensus target price of $200.6053, suggesting a potential upside of 4.49%. Given salesforce.com's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe salesforce.com is more favorable than Cadence Design Systems.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

87.0% of Cadence Design Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.3% of salesforce.com shares are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of Cadence Design Systems shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.4% of salesforce.com shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Cadence Design Systems beats salesforce.com on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Adobe logo
ADBE
Adobe
1.4$445.36-2.3%$213.63 billion$11.17 billion58.75Analyst Report
Intuit logo
INTU
Intuit
1.8$299.20-1.7%$79.02 billion$6.78 billion59.01Analyst Downgrade
Decrease in Short Interest
Autodesk logo
ADSK
Autodesk
1.6$228.79-1.4%$50.83 billion$3.27 billion167.00Analyst Downgrade
Increase in Short Interest
Workday logo
WDAY
Workday
1.5$177.55-2.0%$42.33 billion$3.63 billion-77.87
Splunk logo
SPLK
Splunk
1.5$195.64-1.2%$30.25 billion$2.36 billion-62.31Analyst Downgrade
Increase in Short Interest
Cadence Design Systems logo
CDNS
Cadence Design Systems
1.4$105.18-1.9%$29.88 billion$2.34 billion28.98Analyst Downgrade
Decrease in Short Interest
Synopsys logo
SNPS
Synopsys
1.4$191.04-2.4%$28.99 billion$3.36 billion62.23Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Downgrade
Decrease in Short Interest
ANSYS logo
ANSS
ANSYS
1.0$301.92-2.3%$26.49 billion$1.52 billion65.78Analyst Downgrade
Increase in Short Interest
Citrix Systems logo
CTXS
Citrix Systems
1.8$135.73-1.4%$16.93 billion$3.01 billion22.93Increase in Short Interest
SS&C Technologies logo
SSNC
SS&C Technologies
2.5$61.34-0.4%$15.97 billion$4.63 billion32.12Decrease in Short Interest
FactSet Research Systems logo
FDS
FactSet Research Systems
1.5$355.76-0.1%$13.68 billion$1.44 billion36.68Decrease in Short Interest
Tyler Technologies logo
TYL
Tyler Technologies
1.2$326.94-2.9%$13.31 billion$1.09 billion70.92Decrease in Short Interest
Fair Isaac logo
FICO
Fair Isaac
1.1$429.42-1.8%$12.53 billion$1.16 billion55.70Increase in Short Interest
Pegasystems logo
PEGA
Pegasystems
1.5$114.50-0.8%$9.19 billion$911.38 million-120.53Decrease in Short Interest
Guidewire Software logo
GWRE
Guidewire Software
1.1$106.64-1.1%$8.92 billion$719.51 million-209.10Analyst Upgrade
Decrease in Short Interest
Nuance Communications logo
NUAN
Nuance Communications
1.7$28.53-2.0%$8.15 billion$1.82 billion51.87Analyst Report
Aspen Technology logo
AZPN
Aspen Technology
1.4$97.71-0.4%$6.87 billion$598.34 million29.08Earnings Announcement
Increase in Short Interest
Heavy News Reporting
RealPage logo
RP
RealPage
1.4$60.42-0.1%$6.21 billion$988.14 million120.84Insider Selling
SolarWinds logo
SWI
SolarWinds
1.0$19.61-6.4%$6.09 billion$932.53 million217.91Earnings Announcement
Insider Selling
High Trading Volume
Decrease in Short Interest
Manhattan Associates logo
MANH
Manhattan Associates
1.0$91.79-0.2%$5.96 billion$617.95 million69.02Analyst Downgrade
ACI Worldwide logo
ACIW
ACI Worldwide
0.9$30.74-0.8%$3.55 billion$1.26 billion47.29Earnings Announcement
Unusual Options Activity
Blackbaud logo
BLKB
Blackbaud
0.7$64.68-1.6%$3.26 billion$900.42 million140.61Analyst Downgrade
Verint Systems logo
VRNT
Verint Systems
1.6$43.62-1.0%$2.84 billion$1.30 billion140.71Decrease in Short Interest
Bottomline Technologies logo
EPAY
Bottomline Technologies
1.2$53.35-2.0%$2.37 billion$442.22 million-242.50Earnings Announcement
Increase in Short Interest
NetScout Systems logo
NTCT
NetScout Systems
1.1$24.09-1.1%$1.77 billion$891.82 million200.75Insider Selling
Sapiens International logo
SPNS
Sapiens International
1.2$32.31-4.1%$1.64 billion$325.67 million54.76Analyst Downgrade
Increase in Short Interest
Heavy News Reporting
PROS logo
PRO
PROS
1.8$36.90-2.9%$1.63 billion$250.33 million-20.97
MicroStrategy logo
MSTR
MicroStrategy
0.9$134.89-8.4%$1.33 billion$486.33 million53.11High Trading Volume
Increase in Short Interest
Heavy News Reporting
ePlus logo
PLUS
ePlus
1.8$78.28-0.1%$1.07 billion$1.59 billion14.88Decrease in Short Interest
QAD logo
QADA
QAD
1.6$42.57-0.8%$876.45 million$310.77 million-62.60Heavy News Reporting
Monotype Imaging logo
TYPE
Monotype Imaging
1.1$19.84-0.0%$819.79 million$246.74 million25.44
Ebix logo
EBIX
Ebix
1.5$25.22-4.2%$793.26 million$580.61 million8.55Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
American Software logo
AMSWA
American Software
2.0$16.82-2.1%$557.03 million$115.47 million80.10Analyst Upgrade
Increase in Short Interest
Heavy News Reporting
Telenav logo
TNAV
Telenav
0.9$5.79-1.7%$278.07 million$220.90 million-19.30Earnings Announcement
Increase in Short Interest
Heavy News Reporting
Digimarc logo
DMRC
Digimarc
1.4$15.31-0.3%$199.27 million$22.99 million-5.59
Synchronoss Technologies logo
SNCR
Synchronoss Technologies
1.6$3.58-2.0%$161.24 million$308.75 million-1.21Earnings Announcement
High Trading Volume
Unusual Options Activity
SeaChange International logo
SEAC
SeaChange International
0.5$1.47-0.7%$57.05 million$67.15 million-13.36Increase in Short Interest
This page was last updated on 8/13/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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