SecureWorks Corp. (NASDAQ: SCWX) is one of 195 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare SecureWorks Corp. to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares SecureWorks Corp. and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SecureWorks Corp. -8.97% -3.32% -2.31%
SecureWorks Corp. Competitors -20.17% -51.81% -3.61%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for SecureWorks Corp. and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SecureWorks Corp. 2 2 5 0 2.33
SecureWorks Corp. Competitors 690 4386 7141 155 2.55

SecureWorks Corp. presently has a consensus price target of $14.00, suggesting a potential upside of 44.18%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 3.15%. Given SecureWorks Corp.’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe SecureWorks Corp. is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

7.6% of SecureWorks Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.8% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 88.0% of SecureWorks Corp. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.9% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

SecureWorks Corp. has a beta of 2.51, meaning that its stock price is 151% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SecureWorks Corp.’s competitors have a beta of 1.26, meaning that their average stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares SecureWorks Corp. and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
SecureWorks Corp. $429.50 million -$38.21 million -18.67
SecureWorks Corp. Competitors $2.74 billion $282.94 million 26.81

SecureWorks Corp.’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than SecureWorks Corp.. SecureWorks Corp. 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.

SecureWorks Corp. Company Profile

Secureworks Corp. is a holding company. The Company provides intelligence-driven information security solutions. The Company is focused on protecting the Company’s clients from cyber-attacks. The Company’s solutions enable companies to fortify their cyber defenses to prevent security breaches, detect malicious activity in real time, prioritize and respond to security incidents, and predict emerging threats. The Company offered managed security and threat intelligence on a subscription basis under contracts with initial terms that typically range from one to three years and, as of February 3, 2017. The Company’s integrated suite of solutions includes Managed security, Threat intelligence, Security and risk consulting and Incident response.

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