Head to Head Contrast: NCC Group (OTCMKTS:NCCGF) & Coupa Software (OTCMKTS:COUP)

NCC Group (OTCMKTS:NCCGF) and Coupa Software (NASDAQ:COUP) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.


This table compares NCC Group and Coupa Software’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NCC Group N/A N/A N/A
Coupa Software -23.60% -12.24% -4.21%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares NCC Group and Coupa Software’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NCC Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Coupa Software $260.37 million 41.04 -$55.52 million ($0.67) -249.96

NCC Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Coupa Software.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for NCC Group and Coupa Software, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NCC Group 0 1 0 0 2.00
Coupa Software 0 9 16 0 2.64

Coupa Software has a consensus price target of $164.91, indicating a potential downside of 1.53%. Given Coupa Software’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Coupa Software is more favorable than NCC Group.

Volatility & Risk

NCC Group has a beta of 0.17, meaning that its stock price is 83% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Coupa Software has a beta of 1.52, meaning that its stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Coupa Software beats NCC Group on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

NCC Group Company Profile

NCC Group plc provides cyber security and risk mitigation services in the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Escrow and Assurance. It offers software escrow solutions that include escrow agreements, software verification, secure verification, software as a service assured, Internet corporation for assigned names and numbers compliance, and software risk assessment solutions. The company also provides cyber security services, such as penetration testing and security assessments, managed detection and response, vulnerability discovery and management, compliance and accreditations, risk management, products and cloud services, technology solutions, threat intelligence, and specialist practices; and Web performance solutions, including performance review, mobile performance review, third-party tag review, performance workshop, digital performance management, digital performance strategy, and Web performance testing services. It serves customers in transport industry that include automotive, maritime, aerospace, and rail; and oil and gas, Internet of Thing, finance, small business, and retail sectors. NCC Group plc was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Manchester, the United Kingdom.

Coupa Software Company Profile

Coupa Software, Inc. engages in providing business spend management (BSM) solutions. It offers cloud-based BSM platform that delivers a broad range of capabilities that would typically require the purchase and use of multiple disparate point applications. Its platform consists of procurement, invoicing, expense management and payments modules that form the transactional engine for managing a company’s business spend. The company was founded by Noah Eisner and Dave Stephens in 2006 and is headquartered in San Mateo, CA.

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