Comparing MAM Software Group (MAMS) and Brightcove (BCOV)

MAM Software Group (NASDAQ: MAMS) and Brightcove (NASDAQ:BCOV) are both small-cap enterprise software companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Volatility Risk

MAM Software Group has a beta of 0.21, meaning that its stock price is 79% less volatile than the SP 500. Comparatively, Brightcove has a beta of 1.96, meaning that its stock price is 96% more volatile than the SP 500.


This table compares MAM Software Group and Brightcove’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

30.4% of MAM Software Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.6% of Brightcove shares are owned by institutional investors. 32.5% of MAM Software Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.7% of Brightcove shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for MAM Software Group and Brightcove, as reported by MarketBeat.

MAM Software Group currently has a consensus price target of $8.00, indicating a potential downside of 5.21%. Brightcove has a consensus price target of $8.42, indicating a potential upside of 13.74%. Given Brightcove’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Brightcove is more favorable than MAM Software Group.

Earnings Valuation

This table compares MAM Software Group and Brightcove’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

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


MAM Software Group beats Brightcove on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About MAM Software Group

MAM Software Group, Inc. (MAM) is a technology holding company. The Company is a provider of cloud-based business and on premise management solutions for the auto parts, tires and vertical distribution industries. Its segments include MAM UK and MAM NA. It operates through three subsidiaries: MAM Software, Inc. (MAM NA), MAM Software Limited (MAM Ltd.) and Origin Software Solutions Ltd. (Origin) (MAM Ltd. and Origin are collectively referred to as MAM UK). The Company provides software, information and related services to businesses engaged in the automotive aftermarket in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland. In the United Kingdom Market, it also provides management solutions to businesses involved in the wholesale of construction materials. Its products and services include business management systems, information products, online services, and customer support and consulting and training.

About Brightcove

Brightcove Inc. is a global provider of cloud-based services for video. The Company’s products and services include Brightcove Video Cloud (Video Cloud), Brightcove Zencoder (Zencoder), Brightcove Once (Once), Brightcove Perform (Perform), Brightcove Video Marketing Suite (Video Marketing Suite), Brightcove Lift (Lift), Brightcove OTT Flow (OTT Flow) and Brightcove Enterprise Video Suite (Enterprise Video Suite), among others. Video Cloud is an online video platform. Video Cloud enables its customers to publish and distribute video to Internet-connected devices. Zencoder is a cloud-based video encoding service. Once is a cloud-based advertisement insertion and video stitching service. Perform is a cloud-based service for creating and managing video player experiences. Video Marketing Suite is a suite of video technologies designed to address the needs of marketers to drive awareness, engagement and conversion.

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