Alteryx (AYX) vs. Smith Micro Software (SMSI) Head-To-Head Contrast

Alteryx (NYSE: AYX) and Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ:SMSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.


This table compares Alteryx and Smith Micro Software’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alteryx -18.68% -19.62% -8.35%
Smith Micro Software -39.83% -265.05% -37.51%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

31.6% of Alteryx shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.7% of Smith Micro Software shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.0% of Smith Micro Software shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Alteryx and Smith Micro Software’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alteryx $85.79 million 20.28 -$24.25 million N/A N/A
Smith Micro Software $28.24 million 1.21 -$14.51 million ($0.76) -3.14

Smith Micro Software has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Alteryx.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Alteryx and Smith Micro Software, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alteryx 0 2 7 0 2.78
Smith Micro Software 0 0 0 0 N/A

Alteryx presently has a consensus target price of $22.67, suggesting a potential downside of 22.93%. Given Alteryx’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Alteryx is more favorable than Smith Micro Software.


Alteryx beats Smith Micro Software on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Alteryx Company Profile

Alteryx, Inc. is a United States-based provider of self-service data analytics software. The Company offers various products, such as Alteryx Designer, Alteryx Server and Alteryx Analytics Gallery. Alteryx Designer is a repeatable workflow for self-service data analytics. Alteryx Designer allows data analysts by combining data preparation, data blending, and analytics-predictive, statistical and spatial-using the same user interface. Alteryx Server is a scalable platform to deploy and share analytics. Alteryx Server accelerates time to analytical insight, and allows analysts and business users across organization to make data-driven decisions. Alteryx Analytics Gallery is an analytics cloud platform to recognize that business decision makers expect their business applications to be as engaging as the applications they use at home. Its solutions include analytic, departmental and industry. Its analytic solutions connect business analysts and decision makers to data.

Smith Micro Software Company Profile

Smith Micro Software, Inc. is a provider of software solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Wireless and Graphics. The Company offers multi-platform, modular solutions organized into three product families, including NetWise, CommSuite and QuickLink. For mobile network operators, NetWise helps reduce cellular congestion and optimize data traffic across third-generation (3G), fourth-generation (4G) and wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) networks. Graphics segment includes its consumer-based products, such as Poser, Anime Studio, Manga Studio, MotionArtist and StuffIt. The Graphics segment develops a range of software, including graphic design and animation, compression and personal computer (PC)/Mac utilities, for consumers, professional artists and educators. The Company also offers Family Safety platform for family locator and parental controls.

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