Mobileye N.V. (NYSE: MBLY) and Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Mobileye N.V. and Check Point Software Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mobileye N.V. 1 20 2 0 2.04
Check Point Software Technologies 0 15 14 0 2.48

Mobileye N.V. currently has a consensus target price of $55.27, indicating a potential downside of 13.02%. Check Point Software Technologies has a consensus target price of $109.95, indicating a potential upside of 3.79%. Given Check Point Software Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Check Point Software Technologies is more favorable than Mobileye N.V..

Risk & Volatility

Mobileye N.V. has a beta of 0.9, indicating that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Check Point Software Technologies has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Mobileye N.V. and Check Point Software Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mobileye N.V. 29.43% 17.78% 15.85%
Check Point Software Technologies 42.17% 22.02% 14.91%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

58.7% of Mobileye N.V. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.5% of Check Point Software Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 29.0% of Check Point Software Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Mobileye N.V. and Check Point Software Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mobileye N.V. $407.63 million 34.61 $138.64 million $0.50 127.08
Check Point Software Technologies $1.81 billion 9.56 $893.47 million $4.50 23.54

Check Point Software Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Mobileye N.V.. Check Point Software Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mobileye N.V., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Check Point Software Technologies beats Mobileye N.V. on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mobileye N.V. Company Profile

Mobileye N.V. is engaged in the development of computer vision and machine learning-based sensing, mapping and driving policy technology for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving technologies. The Company operates through two segments: Original Equipment Manufacturing, which supplies the software algorithms and EyeQ chip, and After Market, which sells a complete system, which includes its software algorithms and EyeQ chip, as well as the camera and other necessary components. Its software algorithms and EyeQ chips perform detailed interpretations of the visual field in order to anticipate possible collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, animals, debris and other obstacles. Its products are able to detect roadway markings; identify and read traffic signs, directional signs and traffic lights; create a Roadbook of localized drivable paths and visual landmarks using its road experience management technology, and provide mapping for autonomous driving.

Check Point Software Technologies Company Profile

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Check point) develops, markets and supports a range of products and services for information technology (IT) security. The Company’s products and services are sold to enterprises, service providers, small and medium sized businesses and consumers. It offers enterprises a platform to deploy independent, modular and interoperable security applications (Software Blades), such as firewall, virtual private network (VPN), intrusion prevention system (IPS), Application Control, Anti-Bot, antivirus, data loss prevention (DLP), policy management, event analysis or multi-domain management. The Company offers Software Blades grouped into functional packages to address specific security issues. It has product offerings under these packages, which include Next Generation Firewall, Next Generation Threat Prevention, Next Generation Secure Web Gateway and Next Generation Data Protection.

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