Appian Corporation (APPN) and RingCentral Inc. (NYSE:RNG) Comparison side by side

Appian Corporation (NASDAQ:APPN) and RingCentral Inc. (NYSE:RNG), are influenced by contrast since they are both players in the Application Software. These factors are particularly influence the profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation of the two firms.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Appian Corporation 234.63M 10.71 57.44M -0.91 0.00
RingCentral Inc. 724.77M 13.53 29.84M -0.37 0.00

Table 1 shows top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation of the two companies.


Table 2 hightlights the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Appian Corporation -24.48% -91.4% -28%
RingCentral Inc. -4.12% -7% -2.5%


Appian Corporation’s Current Ratio and Quick Ratio are 1.4 and 1.4 respectively. The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of its competitor RingCentral Inc. are 3.5 and 3.5 respectively. RingCentral Inc. therefore has a better chance of paying off short and long-term obligations compared to Appian Corporation.

Analyst Ratings

Appian Corporation and RingCentral Inc. Recommendations and Ratings are available in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Appian Corporation 0 1 0 2.00
RingCentral Inc. 0 1 4 2.80

Appian Corporation has a consensus price target of $36, and a -7.29% downside potential. On the other hand, RingCentral Inc.’s potential downside is -4.29% and its average price target is $114.57. The information presented earlier suggests that RingCentral Inc. looks more robust than Appian Corporation as far as analyst belief.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

The shares of both Appian Corporation and RingCentral Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 55.3% and 0% respectively. 1.4% are Appian Corporation’s share held by insiders. On the other hand, insiders held about 1.7% of RingCentral Inc.’s shares.


Here are 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)
Appian Corporation 1.85% 3.67% -8.08% 31.45% 10.91% 27.85%
RingCentral Inc. 0.92% 12.12% 15.55% 42.38% 59.28% 44.52%

For the past year Appian Corporation has weaker performance than RingCentral Inc.


On 12 of the 12 factors RingCentral Inc. beats Appian Corporation.

Appian Corporation provides low-code software development platform that enables organizations to develop various applications in the United States and internationally. The companyÂ’s platform automates the creation of forms, data flows, records, reports, and other software elements that are needed to be manually coded or configured. Its principal software markets include the markets for low-code development platforms, case management software, business process management, and platform-as-a-service. The company also offers professional and customer support services. Its customers include financial services, healthcare, government, telecommunications, media, energy, manufacturing, and transportation organizations. Appian Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.

RingCentral, Inc. provides software-as-a-service solutions for business communications in the United States and internationally. The companyÂ’s products include RingCentral Office, a multi-tenant, multi-location, enterprise-grade communications solution that enables employees to communicate through voice, text, team messaging and collaboration, and HD video and Web conferencing, including smartphones, tablets, PCs, and desk phones for businesses that require a communications solution; RingCentral Professional, an inbound call routing subscription with text and fax capabilities primarily for smaller businesses; and RingCentral Fax solution that provides Internet fax capabilities, which allow businesses to send and receive fax documents without the need for a fax machine. Its products also comprise RingCentral Contact Center, which provides a cloud based contact center solution that delivers multi-channel capabilities; and RingCentral Glip, a team messaging and collaboration solution that allows a range of teams to stay connected through various modes of communication through an integration with RingCentral Office. The company serves advertising, healthcare, real estate, retail, technology, insurance, education, waste management, construction, restaurant, software, solar, automotive dealership, managed care, and publishing industries; and financial, legal, and security service providers, as well as non-profit organizations through its direct sales representatives and resellers. RingCentral, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Belmont, California.

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