Comparison of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) and SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SAIL)

This is therefore a contrasting of the profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SAIL). The two are both Business Software & Services companies that compete with one another.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Microsoft Corporation 118.46B 7.29 33.54B 4.19 25.69
SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. 238.46M 11.50 6.06M -0.09 0.00

Table 1 highlights Microsoft Corporation and SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.


Table 2 shows the return on assets, net margins and return on equity of the two firms.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Microsoft Corporation 28.31% 23.1% 7.4%
SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. -2.54% -4.3% -3%


The current Quick Ratio of Microsoft Corporation is 2.9 while its Current Ratio is 2.9. Meanwhile, SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. has a Current Ratio of 1.4 while its Quick Ratio is 1.4. Microsoft Corporation is better positioned to pay off its short-term and long-term debts than SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc.


Microsoft Corporation dividend pay is $1.76 per share with 1.57% dividend yield annually. SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. does not offer a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

Microsoft Corporation and SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. Ratings and Recommendations are available in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Microsoft Corporation 0 1 7 2.88
SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

The average price target of Microsoft Corporation is $112.88, with potential upside of 0.31%.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors owned 74.6% of Microsoft Corporation shares and 80% of SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. shares. Insiders owned roughly 0.1% of Microsoft Corporation’s shares. Competitively, 2.9% are SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc.’s share owned by insiders.


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)
Microsoft Corporation -2.98% -3.9% -1.64% 6.47% 30.43% 25.78%
SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. -4.49% -8.27% -23.13% -11.09% 57.04% 71.45%

For the past year Microsoft Corporation was less bullish than SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc.


On 11 of the 13 factors Microsoft Corporation beats SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc.

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The companyÂ’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, and related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype,, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products. The companyÂ’s More Personal Computing segment comprises Windows OEM, volume, and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system; patent licensing, Windows Internet of Things, MSN display advertising, and Windows Phone licensing system; devices, including Microsoft Surface, phones, and PC accessories; and search advertising, including Bing and Bing Ads. This segment also provides gaming platforms, including Xbox hardware, Xbox Live, video games, and third-party video games. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as through online and Microsoft retail stores. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. designs, develops, and markets identity governance software solutions in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers on-premises software and cloud-based solutions, which empower organizations to govern the digital identities of employees, contractors, business partners, and other users, as well as manage their constantly changing access rights to enterprise applications and data across hybrid IT environments. Its solutions include IdentityIQ, an on-premises identity governance solution; IdentityNow, a cloud-based multi-tenant governance suite; SecurityIQ, an on-premises data access governance solution that secures access to data stored in file servers, collaboration portals, mailboxes, and cloud storage systems; and IdentityAI, an identity analytics solution for organizations to detect potential threats before they turn into security breaches. The company sells its products and solutions to commercial enterprises, educational institutions, and governments directly, as well as through resellers. SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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