CyberArk Software (NASDAQ: CYBR) is one of 63 public companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare CyberArk Software to related businesses based off the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Volatility & Risk

CyberArk Software has a beta of 2.58, meaning that its stock price is 158% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CyberArk Software’s rivals have a beta of 1.68, meaning that their average stock price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares CyberArk Software and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CyberArk Software 11.93% 9.13% 6.77%
CyberArk Software Competitors -58.88% -92.30% -15.81%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CyberArk Software and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CyberArk Software $235.84 million $35.17 million 53.23
CyberArk Software Competitors $765.20 million $136.59 million -9.71

CyberArk Software’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than CyberArk Software. CyberArk Software is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

81.7% of CyberArk Software shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.7% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.0% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for CyberArk Software and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CyberArk Software 1 8 10 0 2.47
CyberArk Software Competitors 224 1651 2820 109 2.59

CyberArk Software presently has a consensus price target of $49.94, indicating a potential upside of 20.28%. All “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 0.28%. Given CyberArk Software’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe CyberArk Software is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

CyberArk Software beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

CyberArk Software Company Profile

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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