Cyan (NYSE: CYNI) is one of 180 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Cyan to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cyan -146.90% -3,667.16% -186.25%
Cyan Competitors -23.45% -284.85% -5.58%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

61.4% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cyan N/A N/A -2.86
Cyan Competitors $2.79 billion $288.44 million 256.24

Cyan’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Cyan. Cyan 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Cyan and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cyan 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cyan Competitors 768 4624 7379 174 2.54

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 11.50%. Given Cyan’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cyan has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Cyan competitors beat Cyan on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

About Cyan

Cyan, Inc. is a carrier-grade networking solutions company. The Company’s solutions include high-capacity, multi-layer switching and transport platforms, as well as a carrier-grade software-defined networking platform for network virtualization and control. Its solutions enable network operators to virtualize their networks and helps in service delivery. Its solutions enable a range of applications, including business Ethernet, wireless backhaul, broadband backhaul, cloud connectivity, bandwidth on demand and network functions virtualization (NFV). It provides solutions consisting of its family of Z-Series high-capacity, multi-layer switching and transport platforms, its Blue Planet carrier-grade core operating system (SDN) and NFV orchestration platform and a range of professional services.

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