Comparing Alteryx (AYX) and Blackbaud (BLKB)

Alteryx (NYSE: AYX) and Blackbaud (NASDAQ:BLKB) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Alteryx and Blackbaud’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alteryx $85.79 million 18.60 -$24.25 million ($0.56) -48.16
Blackbaud $730.82 million 6.29 $41.51 million $1.09 87.66

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Alteryx and Blackbaud, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alteryx 0 1 8 0 2.89
Blackbaud 0 4 4 0 2.50

Alteryx currently has a consensus price target of $21.67, suggesting a potential downside of 19.66%. Blackbaud has a consensus price target of $91.86, suggesting a potential downside of 3.86%. Given Blackbaud’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Blackbaud is more favorable than Alteryx.


This table compares Alteryx and Blackbaud’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%
Blackbaud 6.82% 31.25% 6.59%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

28.3% of Alteryx shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Blackbaud shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Blackbaud pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Alteryx does not pay a dividend. Blackbaud pays out 44.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


Blackbaud beats Alteryx on 10 of the 15 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.

Blackbaud Company Profile

Blackbaud, Inc. is a cloud software company. The Company offers a range of cloud and on-premise solutions, as well as a resource network that empowers and connects organizations of all sizes. Its segments include the General Markets Business Unit (the GMBU), the Enterprise Customer Business Unit (the ECBU) and the International Business Unit (the IBU). The GMBU is focused on marketing, sales, delivery and support to all emerging and mid-sized prospects and customers in North America. The ECBU is focused on marketing, sales, delivery and support to all large and/or strategic prospects and customers in North America. The IBU is focused on marketing, sales, delivery and support to all prospects and customers outside of North America. It operates in four geographic regions: the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. Its portfolio of software and services supports nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, digital marketing, advocacy, accounting, payments and analytics.

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