CommVault Systems (NASDAQ: CVLT) is one of 118 publicly-traded companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare CommVault Systems to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for CommVault Systems and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CommVault Systems 0 1 8 0 2.89
CommVault Systems Competitors 391 2322 4408 115 2.59

CommVault Systems currently has a consensus price target of $70.67, suggesting a potential upside of 14.35%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 8.53%. Given CommVault Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe CommVault Systems is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

CommVault Systems has a beta of 1.4, suggesting that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CommVault Systems’ peers have a beta of 0.98, suggesting that their average stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CommVault Systems and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CommVault Systems $664.72 million $9.35 million 1,236.00
CommVault Systems Competitors $1.51 billion $446.17 million 42.17

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

Profitability

This table compares CommVault Systems and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CommVault Systems 0.35% 0.30% 0.17%
CommVault Systems Competitors -41.93% -25.06% -9.82%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.5% of CommVault Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.4% of CommVault Systems shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.8% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

CommVault Systems beats its peers on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About CommVault Systems

Commvault Systems, Inc. (Commvault) is a provider of data and information management software applications and related services. The Company develops, markets and sells a suite of software applications and services, primarily in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, that provides its customers with data protection solutions supporting all operating systems, applications, and databases on virtual and physical servers, Network Attached Storage (NAS) shares, cloud-based infrastructures, and mobile devices; management through a single console; multiple protection methods, including backup and archive, snapshot management, replication, and content indexing for eDiscovery; storage management using deduplication for disk, tape and cloud; integration with the storage arrays; complete virtual infrastructure management supporting multiple hypervisors; security capabilities to limit access to critical data, and policy-based data management.

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