Manhattan Associates (MANH) vs. Instructure (INST) Head to Head Review

Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ:MANH) and Instructure (NYSE:INST) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and earnings.


This table compares Manhattan Associates and Instructure’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Manhattan Associates 18.87% 68.14% 35.50%
Instructure -26.24% -78.26% -24.84%

Volatility and Risk

Manhattan Associates has a beta of 1.25, meaning that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Instructure has a beta of 0.91, meaning that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Manhattan Associates and Instructure’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Manhattan Associates $594.60 million 5.29 $116.48 million $1.72 27.78
Instructure $158.81 million 6.74 -$49.82 million ($1.72) -17.88

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Manhattan Associates and Instructure, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manhattan Associates 0 2 1 0 2.33
Instructure 0 5 7 1 2.69

Manhattan Associates presently has a consensus price target of $65.00, suggesting a potential upside of 36.01%. Instructure has a consensus price target of $48.20, suggesting a potential upside of 56.75%. Given Instructure’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Instructure is more favorable than Manhattan Associates.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.4% of Instructure shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Manhattan Associates shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of Instructure shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Manhattan Associates beats Instructure on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Manhattan Associates

Manhattan Associates, Inc. develops, sells, deploys, services, and maintains software solutions to manage supply chains, inventory, and omni-channel operations for retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, logistics providers, and other organizations. The company provides supply chain solutions, including distribution management, transportation management, and visibility solutions; omni-channel solutions; and inventory optimization and planning solutions. It also offers Manhattan SCALE, a portfolio of logistics execution solutions that provide trading partner management, yard management, optimization, warehouse management, and transportation execution services; Manhattan Active solutions; and maintenance services. In addition, the company provides professional services, such as solutions planning and implementation, and related consulting services; and training and change management services. Further, it resells computer hardware, radio frequency terminal networks, radio frequency identification chip readers, bar code printers and scanners, and other peripherals. It offers products through direct sales personnel, as well as through partnership agreements with various organizations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Manhattan Associates, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

About Instructure

Instructure, Inc., a software-as-a-service technology company, provides applications for learning, assessment, and performance management worldwide. The company offers its platform through a software-as-a-service business model. It develops Canvas, a learning management system for K?12 and higher education; Bridge, a learning and performance management suite for businesses; Arc, a next-generation online video learning platform for academic and corporate learning; and Gauge, an assessment management system for K?12 schools. The company's applications enhance academic and corporate learning by providing a system of engagement for teachers and learners enabling frequent and open interactions, a streamlined workflow, and the creation and sharing of content with anytime, anywhere access to information. Its platform also provides data analytics that enable real-time reaction to information and benchmarking in order to personalize curricula and goal setting; and enhance the efficacy of the learning, assessment, and performance management processes. Instructure, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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