PTC (NASDAQ: PMTC) and CyberArk Software (NASDAQ:CYBR) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitabiliy, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for PTC and CyberArk Software, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PTC 0 0 1 0 3.00
CyberArk Software 1 9 11 0 2.48

PTC presently has a consensus target price of $64.00, indicating a potential upside of 96.44%. CyberArk Software has a consensus target price of $50.61, indicating a potential upside of 19.37%. Given PTC’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe PTC is more favorable than CyberArk Software.

Profitability

This table compares PTC and CyberArk Software’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PTC -0.39% -0.53% -0.20%
CyberArk Software 13.70% 10.77% 7.98%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

77.5% of CyberArk Software shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PTC and CyberArk Software’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PTC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CyberArk Software $228.74 million 5.48 $42.40 million $0.87 48.74

CyberArk Software has higher revenue and earnings than PTC.

Summary

CyberArk Software beats PTC on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PTC

PTC Inc. is a global computer software and services company. The Company offers a portfolio of computer-aided design (CAD) modeling, product lifecycle management (PLM) and service lifecycle management (SLM) solutions for manufacturers to create, operate, and service products. It offers a suite of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that enables its customers to connect, manage and analyze data, and create applications. Its segments include the Solutions Group, the IoT Group and Professional Services. The Solutions Group segment includes its CAD, PLM and SLM products. The IoT Group segment includes its IoT, analytics and augmented reality (AR) solutions. The Professional Services segment includes consulting, implementation and training business. Its IoT products include ThingWorx, KEPServerEX, Vuforia Studio and Vuforia. Its CAD products include Creo and Mathcad. Its PLM products include Windchill, Integrity, Navigate and Creo View. Its SLM products include Servigistics and Arbortext.

About CyberArk Software

CyberArk Software Ltd is an Israel-based provider of information technology (IT) security solutions that protects organizations from cyber-attacks. The Company’s software solutions are focused on protecting privileged accounts, which have become a critical target in the lifecycle of cyber-attacks. The Company’s Privileged Account Security Solution consists of various products, such as Shares Technology Platform, Enterprise Password Vault, SSH Key Manager, Privileged Session Manager, Privileged Threat Analytics, Application Identity Manager, CyberArk-Conjur, Endpoint Privilege Manager and On-Demand Privileges Manager. The Company’s products provide protection against external and internal cyber threats and enables detection and neutralization of attacks. The Company’s Enterprise Password Vault provides customers with a tool to manage and protect all privileged accounts across an entire organization, including physical, virtual or cloud-based assets.

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