China Information Technology (NASDAQ: CNIT) and Cyberark Software (NASDAQ:CYBR) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk and dividends.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares China Information Technology and Cyberark Software’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|China Information Technology||$10.19 million||10.78||-$18.17 million||N/A||N/A|
|Cyberark Software||$216.61 million||6.87||$28.12 million||$0.63||68.00|
Risk & Volatility
China Information Technology has a beta of 2.15, indicating that its share price is 115% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cyberark Software has a beta of 2.58, indicating that its share price is 158% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares China Information Technology and Cyberark Software’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|China Information Technology||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
1.1% of China Information Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.9% of Cyberark Software shares are owned by institutional investors. 45.4% of China Information Technology shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for China Information Technology and Cyberark Software, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|China Information Technology||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Cyberark Software has a consensus target price of $48.93, indicating a potential upside of 14.22%. Given Cyberark Software’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cyberark Software is more favorable than China Information Technology.
Cyberark Software beats China Information Technology on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About China Information Technology
China Information Technology, Inc (CNIT) is a leading Internet service company that provides integrated cloud-based solutions enabling innovation and smart living in the fields of new media, elevator safety management, education, etc. Through continuous innovation, CNIT is aiming to leverage its proprietary Cloud-Application-Terminal technology to level the competitive landscape in the new media industry and deliver value for its shareholders, employees, customers, and the community.
About Cyberark Software
CyberArk Software Ltd is an Israel-based provider of information technology (IT) security solutions that protects organizations from cyber-attacks. The Company’s software solutions are focused on protecting privileged accounts, which have become a critical target in the lifecycle of cyber-attacks. The Company’s Privileged Account Security Solution consists of various products, such as Shares Technology Platform, Enterprise Password Vault, SSH Key Manager, Privileged Session Manager, Privileged Threat Analytics, Application Identity Manager, CyberArk-Conjur, Endpoint Privilege Manager and On-Demand Privileges Manager. The Company’s products provide protection against external and internal cyber threats and enables detection and neutralization of attacks. The Company’s Enterprise Password Vault provides customers with a tool to manage and protect all privileged accounts across an entire organization, including physical, virtual or cloud-based assets.
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