CrowdGather (OTCMKTS:CRWG) and GTY Technology (NASDAQ:GTYH) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

36.4% of GTY Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. 36.4% of CrowdGather shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 24.7% of GTY Technology shares are owned by 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.

Risk & Volatility

CrowdGather has a beta of -2.54, suggesting that its share price is 354% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GTY Technology has a beta of -0.28, suggesting that its share price is 128% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for CrowdGather and GTY Technology, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CrowdGather 0 0 0 0 N/A
GTY Technology 0 1 1 0 2.50

GTY Technology has a consensus price target of $8.50, suggesting a potential upside of 30.57%. Given GTY Technology’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe GTY Technology is more favorable than CrowdGather.

Profitability

This table compares CrowdGather and GTY Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CrowdGather N/A N/A N/A
GTY Technology N/A -28.90% -11.73%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CrowdGather and GTY Technology’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CrowdGather $370,000.00 0.56 -$570,000.00 N/A N/A
GTY Technology N/A N/A $1.80 million N/A N/A

GTY Technology has lower revenue, but higher earnings than CrowdGather.

Summary

GTY Technology beats CrowdGather on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CrowdGather

CrowdGather, Inc., a social networking Internet company, develops and hosts forum based Websites primarily in the United States. It monetizes a network of online forums and message boards designed to engage, provide information to, and build community around users. The company's forum community connects a network of people sharing their questions, expertise, and experiences. It also provides targeted advertising and marketing services for online customers. The company's portfolio includes approximately 350 domain names and 70 Web properties at various stages of development. CrowdGather, Inc. is headquartered in Calabasas, California.

About GTY Technology

GTY Technology Holdings Inc. provides cloud-based suite of solutions for state and local governments in North America. The company develops software technologies for the procurement and vendor or supplier sourcing industry in government, public sector, and various highly-regulated commercial vertical markets; content, digital, and integrated payment services via a software-as-a-service platform for government agencies and utility companies. It also develops cloud-based grants management and cost allocation software for state, local, and tribal governments; software to streamline municipal permissions and licenses; budgeting software, performance management, and transparency and data visualization solutions; and public sector budgeting and consulting services. GTY Technology Holdings Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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