LivePerson Inc. (LPSN) and SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SAIL) Comparing side by side

Both LivePerson Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) and SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SAIL) compete on a level playing field in the Business Software & Services industry. We will evaluate their performance with regards to analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
LivePerson Inc. 38 -2.58 58.93M -1.21 0.00
SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. 24 12.22 85.91M -0.04 0.00

Table 1 highlights LivePerson Inc. and SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.


Table 2 provides us the return on equity, net margins and return on assets of both companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LivePerson Inc. 153,543,512.25% -42.8% -17%
SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. 352,523,594.58% -0.5% -0.3%


The Current Ratio of LivePerson Inc. is 2.2 while its Quick Ratio stands at 2.2. The Current Ratio of rival SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. is 4.2 and its Quick Ratio is has 4.2. SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than LivePerson Inc.

Analyst Ratings

The following table delivered below contains the ratings and recommendations for LivePerson Inc. and SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
LivePerson Inc. 0 1 4 2.80
SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. 0 2 3 2.60

LivePerson Inc.’s upside potential is 11.00% at a $45 average price target. Meanwhile, SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc.’s average price target is $26.6, while its potential upside is 4.31%. The information presented earlier suggests that LivePerson Inc. looks more robust than SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. as far as analyst view.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Roughly 93.9% of LivePerson Inc. shares are held by institutional investors while 95.2% of SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. are owned by institutional investors. Insiders held 0.6% of LivePerson Inc. shares. Competitively, 2.2% are SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc.’s share held by insiders.


In this table we provide 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)
LivePerson Inc. -4.76% -9.81% 2.58% 34.42% 92.56% 100.42%
SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. -2.92% 20.66% 7.24% 38.38% -5.04% 3.45%

For the past year LivePerson Inc.’s stock price has bigger growth than SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc.


On 8 of the 12 factors SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. beats LivePerson Inc.

LivePerson, Inc. provides mobile and online business messaging solutions that power digital communication between brands and consumers. It operates in two segments, Business and Consumer. The Business segment facilitates real-time online interactions, such as chat, voice, and content delivery across multiple channels and screens for corporations of various sizes. The Consumer segment facilitates online transactions between independent service providers and individual consumers seeking information and knowledge via mobile and online messaging. The company offers LiveEngage, an enterprise-class and cloud-based platform, which enables businesses to create a connection with consumers by offering messaging as a preferred channel of communication. It also provides professional services and value-added business consulting services. The company sells its products through direct and indirect sales channels to Fortune 500 companies, Internet businesses, online merchants, small to medium-sized businesses, automotive dealers, universities, libraries, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. It operates in the United States, Canada, Latin America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific regions. LivePerson, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. designs, develops, and markets identity governance software solutions in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers on-premises software and cloud-based solutions, which empower organizations to govern the digital identities of employees, contractors, business partners, and other users, as well as manage their constantly changing access rights to enterprise applications and data across hybrid IT environments. Its solutions include IdentityIQ, an on-premises identity governance solution; IdentityNow, a cloud-based multi-tenant governance suite; SecurityIQ, an on-premises data access governance solution that secures access to data stored in file servers, collaboration portals, mailboxes, and cloud storage systems; and IdentityAI, an identity analytics solution for organizations to detect potential threats before they turn into security breaches. The company sells its products and solutions to commercial enterprises, educational institutions, and governments directly, as well as through resellers. SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.