Head-To-Head Survey: SVMK (NASDAQ:SVMK) vs. EverQuote (NASDAQ:EVER)

SVMK (NASDAQ:SVMK) and EverQuote (NASDAQ:EVER) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SVMK and EverQuote’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SVMK $307.42 million 9.56 -$73.86 million ($0.56) -36.91
EverQuote $248.81 million 4.97 -$7.12 million ($0.28) -159.04

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

Profitability

This table compares SVMK and EverQuote’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SVMK -26.35% -29.97% -11.44%
EverQuote -2.59% -14.19% -8.21%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

77.5% of SVMK shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.9% of EverQuote shares are held by institutional investors. 18.7% of SVMK shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 45.7% of EverQuote shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for SVMK and EverQuote, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SVMK 0 2 5 0 2.71
EverQuote 1 0 7 0 2.75

SVMK presently has a consensus price target of $27.57, suggesting a potential upside of 33.39%. EverQuote has a consensus price target of $54.29, suggesting a potential upside of 21.91%. Given SVMK’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe SVMK is more favorable than EverQuote.

Risk & Volatility

SVMK has a beta of 1.39, suggesting that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EverQuote has a beta of 1.58, suggesting that its stock price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

EverQuote beats SVMK on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SVMK

SVMK Inc. provides survey software products and purpose-built solutions that enable organizations to engage with their customers, employees, and the markets they research and serve in the United States and internationally. The company's cloud-based SaaS platform helps individuals and organizations to design and distribute surveys approximately 190 countries and territories. Its offers SurveyMonkey CX, a customer experience (CX) and feedback solution that transforms customer feedback into actionable insights; TechValidate, a marketing content automation solution; and SurveyMonkey Engage, an employee engagement solution, which measures employee experiences within an organization. The company also provides SurveyMonkey Audience, a market research solution that enables organizations to gain real-time actionable data from targeted panelists; SurveyMonkey Apply, an application management solution that is primarily used by educational institutions and non-profits seeking to allocate scholarships and grants; and Wufoo, an easy-to-use form builder that helps users create Web and mobile forms, collect file uploads, and receive online payments. In addition, it offers GetFeedback, a CX solution designed for the salesforce ecosystem; and Usabilla, which provides voice of customer technology. The company was formerly known as SurveyMonkey Inc. and changed its name to SVMK Inc. in March 2013. SVMK Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California.

About EverQuote

EverQuote, Inc. operates an online marketplace for insurance shopping in the United States. Its online marketplace offers consumers shopping for auto, home and renters, life, health, and commercial insurance. The company serves carriers, agents, and indirect distributors and aggregators. The company was formerly known as AdHarmonics, Inc., and changed its name to EverQuote, Inc. in November 2014. EverQuote, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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