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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Radware and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Radware $198.44 million -$1.17 million -56.28
Radware Competitors $769.36 million $137.09 million -10.12

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.1% of Radware shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.8% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.6% of Radware shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.0% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Radware has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Radware’s rivals have a beta of 1.68, indicating that their average stock price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Radware and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Radware 0 1 5 0 2.83
Radware Competitors 227 1658 2836 109 2.59

Radware currently has a consensus price target of $18.75, suggesting a potential upside of 14.89%. As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 1.94%. Given Radware’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Radware is more favorable than its rivals.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Radware -6.41% -2.14% -1.49%
Radware Competitors -61.24% -92.99% -15.97%


Radware beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

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.

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