CyberArk Software (NASDAQ: CYBR) and King Digital Entertainment PLC (NYSE:KING) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.5% of CyberArk Software shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares CyberArk Software and King Digital Entertainment PLC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CyberArk Software 11.93% 9.13% 6.77%
King Digital Entertainment PLC 19.58% 33.71% 24.95%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CyberArk Software and King Digital Entertainment PLC’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CyberArk Software $235.84 million 5.31 $35.17 million $0.78 54.31
King Digital Entertainment PLC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

CyberArk Software has higher revenue and earnings than King Digital Entertainment PLC.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for CyberArk Software and King Digital Entertainment PLC, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CyberArk Software 1 8 9 0 2.44
King Digital Entertainment PLC 0 0 0 0 N/A

CyberArk Software currently has a consensus target price of $49.94, suggesting a potential upside of 17.90%. Given CyberArk Software’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe CyberArk Software is more favorable than King Digital Entertainment PLC.

Summary

CyberArk Software beats King Digital Entertainment PLC on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About King Digital Entertainment PLC

King Digital Entertainment plc is an interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. The Company has four franchises: Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. The Company develops and publishes games that can be played on its king.com and royalgames.com Websites, Facebook and, mobile platforms, such as iOS and Android. The Company is involved in developing and monetizing digital games on multiple platforms. The Company’s games include Candy Crush Saga, Candy Crush Soda Saga, Farm Heroes Saga, Pet Rescue Saga and Bubble Witch 2 Saga. As of December 31, 2014, the Company had 533 million monthly active users (MAUs), 149 million daily active users (DAUs), 356 million monthly unique users (MUUs) and 8,344 million monthly unique payers (MUPs).

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