Hortonworks (NASDAQ: HDP) is one of 106 public companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Hortonworks to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Hortonworks and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hortonworks 0 3 11 0 2.79
Hortonworks Competitors 369 2195 4121 119 2.59

Hortonworks currently has a consensus price target of $20.42, indicating a potential upside of 11.93%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 0.23%. Given Hortonworks’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hortonworks is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Hortonworks $184.46 million -$251.68 million -5.41
Hortonworks Competitors $1.82 billion $300.56 million 43.75

Hortonworks’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Hortonworks. Hortonworks 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

48.0% of Hortonworks shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.9% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.5% of Hortonworks shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 21.9% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hortonworks -89.35% -765.37% -94.91%
Hortonworks Competitors -25.37% -206.09% -7.93%


Hortonworks competitors beat Hortonworks on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

Hortonworks Company Profile

Hortonworks, Inc. is a provider and distributor of enterprise-scale data management software platforms. The Company’s product offerings include Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), Hortonworks Sandbox and Hortonworks DataFlow Platform (HDF). It provides support subscription offerings and related professional services for its enterprise-scale Connected Data Platforms, such as HDP and HDF. Its Data at Rest solution, the HDP, is an enterprise-scale data management platform built entirely on open source software, including Apache Hadoop. HDP combines computer servers with local storage and open source software technology to create a distributed compute and storage platform for data sets that is secure and scalable over petabytes of data within thousands of servers or nodes. Its Data in Motion solution, the HDF, is an enterprise-scale data ingest platform built entirely on open source software, including Apache NiFi.

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