Alarm.com Holdings (NASDAQ: ALRM) and Websense (NASDAQ:WBSN) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Alarm.com Holdings and Websense’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alarm.com Holdings $297.82 million 7.00 $47.17 million $0.39 114.49
Websense N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Alarm.com Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Websense.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Alarm.com Holdings and Websense, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alarm.com Holdings 0 3 5 0 2.63
Websense 0 0 0 0 N/A

Alarm.com Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $42.75, indicating a potential downside of 4.26%. Given Alarm.com Holdings’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Alarm.com Holdings is more favorable than Websense.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

84.1% of Alarm.com Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. 78.5% of Alarm.com Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Alarm.com Holdings and Websense’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alarm.com Holdings 6.50% -35.68% 13.49%
Websense N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Alarm.com Holdings beats Websense on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Alarm.com Holdings

Alarm.com Holdings, Inc. is a platform solution for the connected property. The Company offers a suite of cloud-based solutions for the smart home and business, including interactive security, video monitoring, intelligent automation and energy management. The Company operates through two segments: Alarm.com and Other. The Alarm.com segment represents its cloud-based platform for the intelligently connected property solutions. The Other segment is focused on researching and developing home and commercial automation and energy management products and services for sale in adjacent markets. Its solutions are used in both smart homes and businesses. It is involved in designing and manufacturing various types of hardware that enable its solutions, including cellular communication modules, image sensor, video cameras and alarm.com smart thermostat. The Company offers a suite of high definition, Internet protocol (IP), video cameras to enable its video monitoring services.

About Websense

Websense, Inc. (Websense) is a global provider of unified Web, e-mail and data security solutions designed to protect data and users from external and internal threats, including modern cyber-threats, advanced malware attacks, information leaks, legal liability and productivity loss. The Company provides its solutions to its customers as software installed on standard servers or other information technology hardware, including the Company’s optimized appliances, as a cloud-based service (software-as-a-service (SaaS)) offering, or in a hybrid hardware/SaaS configuration. Its products and services are sold worldwide to provide content security to enterprise customers, small and medium sized businesses, public sector entities, and Internet service providers through a network of distributors, value-added resellers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). In June 2013, Vista Equity Partners completed the acquisition of Websense Inc.

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