A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) is one of 97 publicly-traded companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare A10 Networks to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares A10 Networks and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
A10 Networks -6.94% -17.71% -7.10%
A10 Networks Competitors -26.02% -211.69% -8.33%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares A10 Networks and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
A10 Networks $233.04 million -$7.82 million -29.76
A10 Networks Competitors $1.27 billion $348.12 million 34.53

A10 Networks’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than A10 Networks. A10 Networks is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

A10 Networks has a beta of 1.11, suggesting that its share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, A10 Networks’ competitors have a beta of 1.13, suggesting that their average share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

55.8% of A10 Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.4% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 34.1% of A10 Networks shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.5% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for A10 Networks and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
A10 Networks 0 0 3 0 3.00
A10 Networks Competitors 353 2078 3945 108 2.59

A10 Networks currently has a consensus price target of $9.33, suggesting a potential upside of 25.45%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential downside of 0.34%. Given A10 Networks’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe A10 Networks is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

A10 Networks beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About A10 Networks

A10 Networks, Inc. is a provider of software and hardware solutions. The Company’s solutions enable its customers to secure and optimize the performance of their data center and cloud applications, and secure their users, applications and infrastructure from Internet, Web and network threats at scale. The Company offers a portfolio of hardware, software and cloud offerings. Its customers include cloud providers, Web-scale companies, service providers, government organizations and enterprises. The Company’s portfolio consists of six application delivery and security products, including Application Delivery Controllers (ADC), Lightning Application Delivery Service (Lightning ADS), Carrier Grade Network Address Translation (CGN), Threat Protection System (TPS), SSL Insight (SSLi) and Convergent Firewall (CFW). The Company’s products are available in a range of form factors, such as optimized hardware appliances, bare metal software, virtual appliances and cloud-native software.

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