Comparing Forescout Technologies (FSCT) and Its Rivals

Forescout Technologies (NASDAQ: FSCT) is one of 177 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Forescout Technologies to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Forescout Technologies and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Forescout Technologies 0 2 3 0 2.60
Forescout Technologies Competitors 821 4627 7254 179 2.53

Forescout Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $31.20, indicating a potential downside of 4.59%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 2.05%. Given Forescout Technologies’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Forescout Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Forescout Technologies and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Forescout Technologies $166.84 million -$74.77 million -16.94
Forescout Technologies Competitors $2.92 billion $307.60 million 386.41

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

Profitability

This table compares Forescout Technologies and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Forescout Technologies N/A N/A N/A
Forescout Technologies Competitors -17.14% -285.58% -3.73%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

60.7% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.5% 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.

Summary

Forescout Technologies peers beat Forescout Technologies on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Forescout Technologies

ForeScout Technologies, Inc. is a United States-based provider of automated security control solutions. The Company transforms security through visibility. It offers enterprises and government organizations the ability to see devices, including non-traditional devices, the instant they connect to the network. It allows the user to control these devices and orchestrate information sharing and operation among disparate security tools to accelerate incident response. Its products include CounterACT Platform, CounterACT Models, Extended Integration Modules, Open Integration Module and Other Products. Its solutions integrate with network, security, mobility and information technology (IT) management products to automate workflows. The Company’s solutions include Network Access Control; Endpoint Compliance; Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) & Mobile Security for Enterprise; Vulnerability Management, Policy and Solutions, and Advanced Network Threat Prevention and Cyber Defense Solutions.

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