Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR) and Mulesoft (NASDAQ:MULE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.4% of Radware shares are held by institutional investors. 21.6% of Radware shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Radware and Mulesoft’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Radware -5.07% -1.41% -0.99%
Mulesoft -16.65% -155.59% -12.89%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Radware and Mulesoft’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Radware $197.07 million 3.92 $625,999.00 ($0.23) -77.65
Mulesoft $209.62 million 16.03 -$47.29 million N/A N/A

Radware has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Mulesoft.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Radware and Mulesoft, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Radware 0 1 5 0 2.83
Mulesoft 0 7 3 0 2.30

Radware currently has a consensus price target of $17.92, suggesting a potential upside of 0.32%. Mulesoft has a consensus price target of $26.00, suggesting a potential downside of 0.34%. Given Radware’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Radware is more favorable than Mulesoft.

Summary

Radware beats Mulesoft on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Radware

Radware Ltd. is a provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions. The Company’s solutions incorporate Distributed Denial of Service protection, Web application firewall (WAF) and Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) technologies to enable its customers to provide cyber-attack mitigation solutions for a range of applications. The Company’s products and activities are focused on protecting against cyber-attacks and ensuring optimal application service level for enterprises’ and carriers’ data centers. Its solutions include application and network security, and application delivery. Its application and network Security products include DefensePro Attack Mitigation Device, AppWall Web Application Firewall, DefenseFlow Cyber Command and Control application, and DefensePipe Cloud Scrubbing Service. Its application delivery products include Alteon NG, LinkProof NG and FastView. Its management solutions include APSolute Vision, application performance monitoring and vDirect.

About Mulesoft

MuleSoft, Inc. is engaged in providing a software platform that connects a range of technologies. The Company enables organizations to manage and secure the flow of data between all systems in the enterprise. The Company offers organizations to create agile infrastructures. The Company has developed Anypoint Platform. The Company’s customers use its Anypoint Platform to connect their applications, data, and devices into an application network where systems are pluggable instead of glued together with custom integration code. The application network enables a self-serve infrastructure through discoverable building blocks, or nodes, that can be used and reused to rapidly compose applications. With an application network built with Anypoint Platform, organizations can transform into composable enterprises.

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