CYREN (NASDAQ: CYRN) is one of 65 public companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare CYREN to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for CYREN and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CYREN 0 0 0 0 N/A
CYREN Competitors 175 1500 2843 96 2.62

As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 5.24%. Given CYREN’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CYREN has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

26.1% of CYREN shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.6% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.7% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

CYREN has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CYREN’s rivals have a beta of 1.60, meaning that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CYREN -25.73% -27.40% -17.06%
CYREN Competitors -62.13% -91.84% -16.27%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CYREN $31.73 million -$3.67 million -9.25
CYREN Competitors $761.43 million $137.66 million -11.98

CYREN’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than CYREN. CYREN 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.


CYREN rivals beat CYREN on 7 of the 9 factors compared.

CYREN Company Profile

CYREN Ltd. (CYREN) is engaged in developing and marketing information security solutions for protecting Web, e-mail and mobile transactions. The Company is a Security-as-a-Service provider of integrated cloud-based security technology solutions that mitigate cyber threats, malware attacks, information leaks, legal liability and productivity loss through the application of cyber intelligence. It delivers security services to a range of customers and original equipment manufacturer, and service provider distribution partners, including network and security vendors offering content security gateways, unified threat management solutions and antivirus solutions, and to service providers, such as Software-as-a-Service vendors, Web hosting providers and Internet service providers. Its technologies include CYREN GlobalView Cloud and Recurrent Pattern Detection. Its offerings include CYREN WebSecurity (CWS), CYREN EmailSecurity, Cyber Intelligence Suite and Embedded Solutions.

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