10 Cloud Software Stocks to Watch

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July 20, 2012


10 Cloud Software Stocks to Watch
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Most cloud-software stocks are performing well so far in 2012, with LivePerson
shares up nearly 47% YTD. Shares of the four Cloud Software Kings (CRM, CNQR, N
& ULTI) are up an average of 30.7%.

The group isn’t cheap, trading at an average forward price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of
nearly 7x. NetSuite, Jive and Cornerstone have the highest P/S valuations.

Credit Suisse today said it sees Jive, Concur and Ultimate as the most likely
takeover targets in this segment.

Cloud Software 10 (ranked by market cap)
Company                        Recent          Market      Forward         Forward
                               price           Cap         Revenue Est.    Price-to-
                                               ($bil)      ($mil)          Sales Ratio
Salesforce.com (CRM)               $135.16     $18.65      $3,000          6.1
Concur Tech (CNQR)                 64.94       3.56        441             8.0
NetSuite (N)                       50.48       3.54        300             11.8
Ultimate Software (ULTI)           89.33       2.38        332             7.1
ExactTarget (ET)                   21.15       1.39        272             5.1
Jive Software (JIVE)               19.69       1.22        113             10.8
Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD)        24.61       1.22        115             10.6
LivePerson (LPSN)                  18.44       1.01        162             6.2
Kenexa (KNXA)                      24.09       0.658       361             1.8
Constant Contact (CTCT)            18.62       0.566       253             2.2
Avg. forward P/S ratio                                                     6.97

Ranked by YTD stock performance
1-LivePerson +46.9%
2-Ultimate +37.2%
3-Cornerstone +34.9%
4-Salesforce +33.2%
5-Concur +27.8%
6-NetSuite +24.5%
7-Jive +23.1%
8-Kenexa -9.8%
9-Constant Contact -19.8%
*ExactTarget (March 2012 IPO @ $19, opened at $23.50)

Ranked by RSI (July 20)
1-Cornerstone—65.5
2-Ultimate—58.5
3-Constant Contact—52.8
4-Jive—51.4
5-LivePerson—51.1
6-Salesforce—50.8
7-NetSuite—49.0
8-Concur—48.6
9-ExactTarget—43.4
10-Kenexa—34.5

We cover the cloud-software sector in every issue of Tech-Stock Prospector.

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Here are some of the topics covered in the July 2012 issue:

*Strategy Overview: Tech investors remain cautious
*Big Data Update: Informatica stumbles
*Big growth expected for enterprise social software
*Jive Software rallies on Yammer buyout
*Rackspace Hosting takes a dip
*ServiceNow IPO makes a splash
*A wild ride for Millennial Media
*Juniper Networks gets even cheaper
*Google is positioned for new battles
*Strong earnings from Tibco Software
*Yelp & Apple cozy up
*Why big investors like Skyworks
*Procera doubles its addressable market
*Datacenter Update: F5 Networks
*A cloud-software stock hitting new highs
*TSP Deal Report: Seagate Technology

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