Contrasting of Splunk Inc. (SPLK) and QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADB)

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) and QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADB) compete against each other in the Application Software sector. We will compare them and contrast their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Splunk Inc. 1.60B 12.33 313.42M -2.10 0.00
QAD Inc. 331.06M 2.37 N/A 0.02 2070.00

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share, top-line revenue and valuation of Splunk Inc. and QAD Inc.


Table 2 hightlights the return on equity, return on assets and net margins of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Splunk Inc. -19.59% -24.2% -12.4%
QAD Inc. 0.00% 0% 0%


On the other side QAD Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share. It’s dividend yield is 0.94%. Splunk Inc. does not offer a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

Ratings and Recommendations for Splunk Inc. and QAD Inc. can be find in next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Splunk Inc. 0 3 12 2.80
QAD Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

Splunk Inc.’s consensus target price is $129.47, while its potential downside is -3.12%.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

The shares of both Splunk Inc. and QAD Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 94.4% and 11.26% respectively. About 0.9% of Splunk Inc.’s share are held by insiders. Competitively, insiders own roughly 76.61% of QAD Inc.’s shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Splunk Inc. -2.98% 6.55% -13.5% -7.41% 34.57% 30.85%
QAD Inc. 0.55% 2.51% -31.15% -8.14% 16.29% 0.52%

For the past year Splunk Inc. has stronger performance than QAD Inc.


On 7 of the 12 factors QAD Inc. beats Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. provides software solutions that enable organizations to gain real-time operational intelligence in the United States and internationally. The companyÂ’s products enable users to collect, index, search, explore, monitor, and analyze data regardless of format or source. It offers Splunk Enterprise, a machine data platform with collection, indexing, search, reporting, analysis, alerting, monitoring, and data management capabilities; and Splunk Cloud service. The company also provides Splunk Light, which offers log search and analysis for small IT environments; and Splunk Analytics for Hadoop, a software for exploring, analyzing, and visualizing data stored in Hadoop and Amazon S3. In addition, it offers Splunk Enterprise Security, which addresses emerging security threats; Splunk User Behavior Analytics that detects cyber-attacks and insider threats; and Splunk IT Service Intelligence, which monitors health and key performance indicators of critical IT services, as well as Splunk App for AWS to ensure cloud security and compliance; Splunk Stream to capture, analyze, and correlate network wire data; and DB Connect to get enterprise context; Palo Alto Networks App for Splunk to gain visibility to Palo Alto Networks firewalls; and Splunk App for Salesforce. Further, the company operates Splunkbase and Splunk Answers Websites, which provide an environment to share apps, collaborate on the use of its software, and provide community-based support, as well as offers application programming interfaces and software development kits. Additionally, it offers maintenance and customer support, training, and consulting and implementation services. The company serves cloud and online services, education, financial services, government, healthcare/pharmaceuticals, industrials/manufacturing, media/entertainment, retail/ecommerce, technology, and telecommunications industries. Splunk Inc. was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.