CYREN (NASDAQ: CYRN) is one of 63 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare CYREN to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares CYREN and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CYREN -25.73% -27.40% -17.06%
CYREN Competitors -61.24% -92.99% -15.97%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for CYREN and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CYREN 0 0 0 0 N/A
CYREN Competitors 227 1658 2835 109 2.59

As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 1.99%. Given CYREN’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CYREN has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

26.1% of CYREN shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.8% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.0% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

CYREN has a beta of 0.78, suggesting that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CYREN’s competitors have a beta of 1.68, suggesting that their average stock price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CYREN and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CYREN $31.73 million -$3.67 million -9.00
CYREN Competitors $769.36 million $137.09 million -10.12

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

Summary

CYREN competitors beat CYREN on 7 of the 9 factors compared.

CYREN Company Profile

CYREN Ltd. (CYREN) is engaged in developing and marketing information security solutions for protecting Web, e-mail and mobile transactions. The Company is a Security-as-a-Service provider of integrated cloud-based security technology solutions that mitigate cyber threats, malware attacks, information leaks, legal liability and productivity loss through the application of cyber intelligence. It delivers security services to a range of customers and original equipment manufacturer, and service provider distribution partners, including network and security vendors offering content security gateways, unified threat management solutions and antivirus solutions, and to service providers, such as Software-as-a-Service vendors, Web hosting providers and Internet service providers. Its technologies include CYREN GlobalView Cloud and Recurrent Pattern Detection. Its offerings include CYREN WebSecurity (CWS), CYREN EmailSecurity, Cyber Intelligence Suite and Embedded Solutions.

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