Intralinks (NYSE:IL) & Carbonite (CARB) Head to Head Contrast

Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB) and Intralinks (NYSE:IL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Carbonite and Intralinks’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Carbonite $206.99 million 3.09 -$4.09 million ($0.11) -207.73
Intralinks N/A N/A N/A ($0.35) -37.17

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Carbonite and Intralinks, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Carbonite 0 1 6 0 2.86
Intralinks 0 5 0 0 2.00

Carbonite currently has a consensus price target of $27.71, indicating a potential upside of 21.29%. Intralinks has a consensus price target of $13.25, indicating a potential upside of 1.84%. Given Carbonite’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Carbonite is more favorable than Intralinks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.6% of Carbonite shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.2% of Intralinks shares are held by institutional investors. 12.2% of Carbonite shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 32.3% of Intralinks shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Carbonite and Intralinks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Carbonite -1.32% 32.85% 2.88%
Intralinks -1.63% -1.87% -1.13%


Carbonite beats Intralinks on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Carbonite Company Profile

Carbonite, Inc. provides data protection solutions, including cloud, hybrid and on-premise backup and restore, disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) and e-mail archiving. The Company’s solutions provide enterprise-grade data protection and recovery capabilities to its customers. The Company’s small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) plans include Carbonite Computer Backup; Carbonite Server Backup, such as Carbonite Office Power and Carbonite Office Ultimate; EVault Cloud Backup; DRaaS, and e-mail archiving. Carbonite Computer Backup enables users to automatically back up files directly to the cloud. Carbonite Server Backup provides cloud and hybrid backup for physical and virtual servers with management capabilities, including scheduling, retention, bandwidth and compression settings, and monitoring and reporting via a personalized server dashboard. Its e-mail archiving solutions include MailStore Server, MailStore Service Provider Edition and MailStore Home.

Intralinks Company Profile

Intralinks Holdings, Inc. is a technology provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for secure enterprise content collaboration within and among organizations. The Company’s cloud-based solutions enable organizations to manage, control, track, search, exchange and collaborate on sensitive information inside and outside the firewall. Its solutions enables its customers to manage electronic information, accelerate information-intensive business processes, optimize critical information workflows, meet regulatory and risk management requirements, and collaborate with business counterparties. The Company delivers its solutions through a cloud-based model, making them available on-demand over the Internet using a multi-tenant SaaS architecture. The Company serves enterprises and governmental agencies across a range of industries, including financial services, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, biotechnology, consumer, energy, legal, professional services, insurance and technology.

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