Review of Guidewire (NYSE: GWRE) and Matterport (NASDAQ: MTTR) software

Guidewire Software (NYSE: GWRE – Get Rating) and Matterport (NASDAQ: MTTR – Get Rating) are both IT and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We’ll compare the two companies based on valuation strength, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of the current ratings and recommendations for Guidewire Software and Matterport, as reported by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
guidewire software 2 5 4 0 2.18
Matterport 0 2 5 0 2.71

Guidewire Software currently has a consensus target price of $115.67, indicating a potential upside of 44.67%. Matterport has a consensus target price of $12.43, indicating a potential upside of 125.16%. Given Matterport’s stronger consensus rating and higher likely upside, analysts clearly believe Matterport is more favorable than Guidewire Software.

Benefits and evaluation

This chart compares the gross revenue, earnings per share, and valuation of Guidewire Software and Matterport.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
guidewire software $743.27 million 8.99 -$66.51 million ($1.56) -51.25
Matterport $111.17 million 14.00 -$338.06 million ($1.91) -2.89

Guidewire Software has higher revenue and profit than Matterport. Guidewire Software trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Matterport, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity, and return on assets of Guidewire Software and Matterport.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
guidewire software -16.97% -6.50% -4.43%
Matterport -233.50% -53.37% -22.96%

Risk and Volatility

Guidewire Software has a beta of 1.31, which means its stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Matterport has a beta of 1.6, which means its stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

41.5% of Matterport shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Guidewire Software shares are held by insiders of the company. Strong institutional ownership indicates that endowments, large fund managers, and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

About Guidewire Software (Get a rating)

Guidewire Software, Inc. provides software products to P&C insurers worldwide. The company offers Guidewire InsuranceSuite comprising the Guidewire PolicyCenter, BillingCenter and ClaimCenter applications. It also provides Guidewire InsuranceNow, a cloud-based platform that provides policy, billing and claims management functionality to insurers; and Guidewire InsuranceSuite for self-management. Additionally, the company offers Guidewire Rating Management to manage insurance product pricing; Guidewire Reinsurance Management will use rules-based logic to execute reinsurance strategy through underwriting and claims processes; Guidewire Client Data Management to capitalize on client information; and Guidewire Product Content Management which offers software tools and standards-based line of business templates for introducing and modifying products. Additionally, it provides Guidewire Underwriting Management, an integrated cloud-based business application; Guidewire AppReader, a submission management solution; The Guidewire ClaimCenter package for the London market supports the claims processing workflow used by insurers and brokers in the London market; Guidewire Digital Engagement Applications, which enables insurers to deliver digital experiences to customers, agents, vendors and field staff through the device of their choice; and Guidewire for Salesforce to provide customers with policy and claims information. Additionally, the company offers Guidewire Predictive Analytics, a set of cloud-native applications; Guidewire Risk Insights which enables insurers to assess new and evolving risks; Guidewire Business Intelligence which allows insurers to measure business performance; Guidewire DataHub, an operational data store; and Guidewire InfoCenter, a business intelligence warehouse, as well as implementation and integration, and professional services. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in San Mateo, California.

About Matterport (Get a rating)

Matterport, Inc., a spatial data company, is focused on digitizing and dataficating the built world. It offers Matterport digital twins, a 3D data platform for designing, building, operating, promoting and understanding spaces. The company offers Matterport Capture, an app that captures depth, data, and imagery of a space using 3D cameras, 360 cameras, and iPhones; Matterport Workshop app to customize, add extra details and share spaces; Matterport Showcase app to see the audience and explore the space in its final format; and Matterport VR to experience virtual reality. It offers solutions for real estate, photography, travel and hospitality, retail, insurance and catering, industrial and facilities management, architecture, engineering and construction. Matterport, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

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