SPS Commerce Inc. (SPSC)’s Financial Results Comparing With Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU)

SPS Commerce Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSC) and Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU), are influenced by contrast since they are both players in the Application Software. These factors are particularly influence the dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation of the two firms.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SPS Commerce Inc. 256.08M 7.35 27.43M 1.54 67.19
Intuit Inc. 6.59B 9.99 1.44B 5.63 43.22

Demonstrates SPS Commerce Inc. and Intuit Inc. earnings per share, top-line revenue and valuation. Intuit Inc. is observed to has higher revenue and earnings than SPS Commerce Inc. The business that is currently more expensive of the two stocks is the one that has a higher price-to-earnings ratio. SPS Commerce Inc. is currently more expensive than Intuit Inc., because it’s trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio.


Table 2 demonstrates the return on assets, net margins and return on equity of SPS Commerce Inc. and Intuit Inc.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SPS Commerce Inc. 10.71% 8.7% 7.2%
Intuit Inc. 21.85% 54.7% 27.8%

Volatility & Risk

SPS Commerce Inc. is 24.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 due to its 0.76 beta. Intuit Inc.’s 1.15 beta is the reason why it is 15.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.


SPS Commerce Inc.’s Current Ratio and Quick Ratio are 4.8 and 4.8 respectively. The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of its competitor Intuit Inc. are 1.3 and 1.3 respectively. SPS Commerce Inc. therefore has a better chance of paying off short and long-term obligations compared to Intuit Inc.


On the other side Intuit Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.8 per share. It’s dividend yield is 0.7%. No dividend is paid out for SPS Commerce Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

In next table is given SPS Commerce Inc. and Intuit Inc.’s ratings and recommendations.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
SPS Commerce Inc. 0 0 2 3.00
Intuit Inc. 0 6 6 2.50

SPS Commerce Inc.’s upside potential currently stands at 9.46% and an $115 average price target. Competitively Intuit Inc. has a consensus price target of $251.58, with potential downside of -1.00%. Based on the analysts opinion we can conclude, SPS Commerce Inc. is looking more favorable than Intuit Inc.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

The shares of both SPS Commerce Inc. and Intuit Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 96.7% and 89.8% respectively. Insiders owned 1% of SPS Commerce Inc. shares. Comparatively, 0.1% are Intuit Inc.’s share owned by insiders.


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)
SPS Commerce Inc. -0.64% 0.23% -2.39% 7.6% 49.12% 25.93%
Intuit Inc. -0.4% -6.8% 6.37% 9.44% 26.25% 23.52%

For the past year SPS Commerce Inc.’s stock price has bigger growth than Intuit Inc.


On 11 of the 16 factors Intuit Inc. beats SPS Commerce Inc.

SPS Commerce, Inc. provides cloud-based supply chain management solutions worldwide. It provides solutions through the SPS Commerce platform, a cloud-based product suite that enhances the way suppliers, retailers, distributors, logistics firms, and other trading partners manage and fulfill orders. The company offers Trading Partner Fulfillment solution, which provides fulfillment automation and replaces or augments an organizationÂ’s existing trading partner electronic communication infrastructure; Trading Partner Analytics solution that comprises data analytics applications to enhance visibility and analysis of customers supply chains; and Trading Partner Assortment solution to manage individual attributes associated with each item a retailer or supplier sells. It also provides Trading Partner Sourcing solution that enables retailers to source providers of new items, suppliers to connect with new retailers, and retailing community to make connections for expanding their business networks and grow; Trading Partner Community Development solution, which offers communications programs that enables retailers, suppliers, and emerging providers of value-added products and services to establish trading partner relationships with new trading partners to expand their businesses; and Other Trading Partner Solutions, such as barcode labeling, planogram services, and scan and pack application that helps trading partners process information to streamline the picking and packaging process. The company sells its solutions primarily through retail sales professionals and supplier sales representatives to small- to mid-sized suppliers in the consumer packaged goods industry, as well as retailers, distributors, third-party logistics providers, and other trading partners. The company was formerly known as St. Paul Software, Inc. and changed its name to SPS Commerce, Inc. in May 2001. SPS Commerce, Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Intuit Inc. provides financial management and compliance products and services for small businesses, consumers, self-employed, and accounting professionals in the United States and internationally. The companyÂ’s Small Business segment provides small business payroll products and services, including QuickBooks Desktop software products, such as Desktop Pro, Desktop for Mac, Desktop Premier, and Enterprise; QuickBooks Basic Payroll and QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll; QuickBooks Point of Sale solutions; ProAdvisor Program memberships for accounting professionals; and financial supplies. This segment also offers QuickBooks Online, and QuickBooks Self-Employed financial and business management offerings; QuickBooks Enterprise term licenses and QuickBooks technical support plans; small business payroll services, including QuickBooks Online Payroll, Intuit Online Payroll, QuickBooks Assisted Payroll, and Intuit Full Service Payroll; and payment processing services for small businesses. In addition, it provides merchant services, including credit and debit card, and gift card processing services; check verification and guarantee, and electronic check conversion; Web-based transaction processing services; and e-invoicing, which allows small businesses to email invoices directly from QuickBooks, as well as enables customers to pay online. Its Consumer segment provides TurboTax income tax preparation products and services; and electronic tax filing services. The companyÂ’s ProConnect segment offers Lacerte, ProSeries, and ProFile desktop tax preparation software products; and ProConnect Tax online tax return preparation, bank products, and related services. It sells products and services through various sales and distribution channels, including Websites, promotions, call centers, retail display, and online mobile application stores, as well as through selected alliance partners and accountants. Intuit Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

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