Fastly (NYSE:FSLY) versus Blackbaud (NYSE:BLKB) Head-To-Head Review

Fastly (NYSE:FSLY) and Blackbaud (NASDAQ:BLKB) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

14.1% of Fastly shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of Blackbaud shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Blackbaud pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Fastly does not pay a dividend. Blackbaud pays out 25.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Fastly and Blackbaud’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fastly N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Blackbaud $848.61 million 5.42 $44.84 million $1.87 50.06

Blackbaud has higher revenue and earnings than Fastly.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Fastly and Blackbaud, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fastly 0 3 9 0 2.75
Blackbaud 1 3 0 0 1.75

Fastly presently has a consensus target price of $25.31, suggesting a potential upside of 5.09%. Blackbaud has a consensus target price of $84.25, suggesting a potential downside of 10.01%. Given Fastly’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Fastly is more favorable than Blackbaud.


This table compares Fastly and Blackbaud’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fastly N/A N/A N/A
Blackbaud 3.04% 20.51% 4.59%


Blackbaud beats Fastly on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Blackbaud Company Profile

Blackbaud, Inc. provides cloud software solutions to nonprofits, foundations, companies, education institutions, healthcare organizations, individual change agents, and other charitable giving entities. The company offers fundraising and relationship management solutions and services, including Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT, Blackbaud CRM, Blackbaud Luminate CRM, Blackbaud eTapestry, Blackbaud TeamRaiser, everydayhero, Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising, and Blackbaud Guided Fundraising; and marketing and engagement solutions, such as Blackbaud Luminate Online, Blackbaud Online Express, Blackbaud NetCommunity, Blackbaud, and Blackbaud School Website System. It also provides Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT, Blackbaud Smart Tuition, and Blackbaud Smart Aid financial management solutions and services; and Blackbaud Grantmaking, Blackbaud Award Management, FIMS, and Blackbaud Outcomes grant and award management solutions. In addition, the company offers organizational and program management solutions and services comprising Blackbaud Student Information System, Blackbaud Learning Management System, Blackbaud Enrollment Management System, Blackbaud Altru, and Blackbaud Church Management; and Blackbaud Employee Giving and Blackbaud Employee Volunteering, and YourCause corporate social responsibility solutions. Further, it provides Blackbaud's SKY Intelligence analytics solutions, as well as donor acquisition, prospect research, data enrichment, and benchmarking and performance management solutions and services; and Blackbaud Merchant Services and Blackbaud Purchase Cards payment services. Additionally, the company offers customer support and maintenance, professional and managed, and training services. It has operations primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina.

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