Financial Review: BSQUARE (NASDAQ:BSQR) vs. Accolade (NASDAQ:ACCD)

BSQUARE (NASDAQ:BSQR) and Accolade (NASDAQ:ACCD) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares BSQUARE and Accolade’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BSQUARE $59.28 million 0.33 -$9.18 million N/A N/A
Accolade N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Accolade has lower revenue, but higher earnings than BSQUARE.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

18.2% of BSQUARE shares are held by institutional investors. 13.8% of BSQUARE shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares BSQUARE and Accolade’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BSQUARE -11.18% -42.72% -18.79%
Accolade N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for BSQUARE and Accolade, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BSQUARE 0 0 0 0 N/A
Accolade 0 1 7 0 2.88

Accolade has a consensus price target of $38.38, indicating a potential upside of 18.30%. Given Accolade’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Accolade is more favorable than BSQUARE.

Summary

Accolade beats BSQUARE on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

BSQUARE Company Profile

BSQUARE Corporation provides software solutions and related engineering services to businesses that develop, market, and sell standalone intelligent systems in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company offers DataV software solution, which addresses various business use cases specific to Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications, including predictive failure, adaptive diagnostics, and IIoT device management. Its DataV solution is used in various industrial sectors and vertical markets, such as commercial transportation, oil and gas extraction, manufacturing, water and power, and other vertical markets. The company's software products also include HTML5 Rendering Engine; and TestQuest 10, a software testing automation tool. It serves original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, corporate enterprises, silicon vendors, and peripheral vendors. BSQUARE Corporation was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

Accolade Company Profile

Accolade, Inc. develops and provides technology-enabled solutions that help people understand, navigate, and utilize the healthcare system and their workplace benefits in the United States. It offers a platform with cloud-based technology and with multimodal support from a team of health assistants and clinicians, including nurses, physician medical directors, and behavioral health specialists. The company's customers are primarily employers who provide their employees and their employees' families a single place to turn for their health, healthcare, and benefits needs. Accolade, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.

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