SuperCom (NASDAQ: SPCB) and CYREN (NASDAQ:CYRN) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitabiliy, risk and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

SuperCom has a beta of 1.62, meaning that its stock price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CYREN has a beta of 0.73, meaning that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares SuperCom and CYREN’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SuperCom -14.41% -2.18% -1.72%
CYREN -20.12% -18.88% -12.39%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

20.9% of SuperCom shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.9% of CYREN shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares SuperCom and CYREN’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SuperCom $22.49 million 2.09 -$19.77 million N/A N/A
CYREN $31.53 million 2.55 -$1.63 million ($0.15) -13.67

CYREN has higher revenue and earnings than SuperCom.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for SuperCom and CYREN, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SuperCom 0 1 1 0 2.50
CYREN 0 0 1 0 3.00

SuperCom currently has a consensus target price of $4.50, indicating a potential upside of 42.86%. CYREN has a consensus target price of $4.00, indicating a potential upside of 95.12%. Given CYREN’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CYREN is more favorable than SuperCom.

Summary

CYREN beats SuperCom on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

SuperCom Company Profile

SuperCom Ltd is a provider of traditional and digital identity solutions, providing safety, identification, tracking and security products to governments, and private and public organizations throughout the world. Through its e-government platforms and solutions for traditional and biometrics enrollment, personalization, issuance and border control services, the Company enables governments and national agencies to design and issue multi-identification documents and digital identity solutions to their citizens and visitors. Its Machine to Machine solutions identify, track and monitor people or objects in real time, enabling its customers to detect unauthorized movement of people, vehicles and other monitored objects. Its SFS products and solutions include SuperPay Suite, PureMoney Suite, SuperPOS, SafeMoney for Smartphones and PowaPOS. Its other offerings include RFID and Mobile PureRF suite, domestic violence victim protection system and PureProtect application, among others.

CYREN Company Profile

CYREN Ltd. (CYREN) is engaged in developing and marketing information security solutions for protecting Web, e-mail and mobile transactions. The Company is a Security-as-a-Service provider of integrated cloud-based security technology solutions that mitigate cyber threats, malware attacks, information leaks, legal liability and productivity loss through the application of cyber intelligence. It delivers security services to a range of customers and original equipment manufacturer, and service provider distribution partners, including network and security vendors offering content security gateways, unified threat management solutions and antivirus solutions, and to service providers, such as Software-as-a-Service vendors, Web hosting providers and Internet service providers. Its technologies include CYREN GlobalView Cloud and Recurrent Pattern Detection. Its offerings include CYREN WebSecurity (CWS), CYREN EmailSecurity, Cyber Intelligence Suite and Embedded Solutions.

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