Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) and CACI International (NYSE:CACI) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

69.0% of Fortinet shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.9% of CACI International shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.4% of Fortinet shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of CACI International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Fortinet and CACI International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fortinet $1.38 billion 4.89 $142.32 million $0.37 103.62
CACI International $4.35 billion 0.77 $365.52 million $6.53 20.91

CACI International has higher revenue and earnings than Fortinet. CACI International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fortinet, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Fortinet has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CACI International has a beta of 1.58, indicating that its share price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Fortinet and CACI International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fortinet 4.71% 9.36% 3.71%
CACI International 3.76% 9.52% 4.19%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Fortinet and CACI International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fortinet 1 8 18 0 2.63
CACI International 0 2 8 0 2.80

Fortinet presently has a consensus price target of $40.79, suggesting a potential upside of 6.39%. CACI International has a consensus price target of $126.50, suggesting a potential downside of 7.36%. Given Fortinet’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Fortinet is more favorable than CACI International.

Summary

CACI International beats Fortinet on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Fortinet

Fortinet, Inc. is a network security company. The Company provides cyber security solutions to a range of enterprises, service providers and government organizations across the world. Its network security solution consists of FortiGate physical, virtual machine and cloud platforms, which provide integrated security and networking functions to protect data, applications and users from network-and content-level security threats. The Company’s product offerings consist of its FortiGate product family, along with its FortiManager central management and FortiAnalyzer central logging and reporting product families. Its cybersecurity platform includes a range of products, which include its FortiMail e-mail security, FortiSandbox advanced threat protection (ATP), FortiWeb Web application firewall, FortiDDos and FortiDB database security appliances, as well as its FortiClient endpoint security software, FortiAP secure wireless access points and FortiSwitch secure switch connectivity products.

About CACI International

CACI International Inc is a simulation technology company. The Company provides information solutions and services. The Company operates through two segments: domestic operations and international operations. It serves clients in the United States federal government and commercial markets, primarily throughout North America and internationally on behalf of the United States customers, as well as in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The Company’s primary customers are agencies and departments of the United States government. The Company’s domestic operations segment provides information solutions and services to its domestic customers in market areas, which include business systems; command and control; communications; cyber security, and enterprise information technology. Its international operations are conducted through its subsidiaries in Europe, including CACI Limited and CACI BV. Its international operations segment provides IT services, and data and software products.

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