Critical Analysis: CyberArk Software (CYBR) versus The Competition
CyberArk Software (NASDAQ: CYBR) is one of 65 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare CyberArk Software to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares CyberArk Software and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CyberArk Software||$235.84 million||$35.17 million||53.47|
|CyberArk Software Competitors||$761.43 million||$137.66 million||-11.58|
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 more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for CyberArk Software and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|CyberArk Software Competitors||247||1698||2928||109||2.58|
CyberArk Software currently has a consensus target price of $49.94, suggesting a potential upside of 19.73%. As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 6.29%. Given CyberArk Software’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe CyberArk Software is more favorable than its rivals.
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 Competitors||-62.15%||-91.89%||-16.29%|
Volatility & Risk
CyberArk Software has a beta of 2.57, meaning that its share price is 157% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CyberArk Software’s rivals have a beta of 1.60, meaning that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
80.5% of CyberArk Software shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.6% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.7% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
CyberArk Software beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
About CyberArk Software
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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