Cyberark Software (NASDAQ: CYBR) and BOX (NYSE:BOX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability.
This table compares Cyberark Software and BOX’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Cyberark Software has a beta of 2.58, indicating that its stock price is 158% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BOX has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Cyberark Software and BOX, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Cyberark Software presently has a consensus price target of $48.93, indicating a potential upside of 12.52%. BOX has a consensus price target of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 7.14%. Given Cyberark Software’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Cyberark Software is more favorable than BOX.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Cyberark Software and BOX’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cyberark Software||$216.61 million||6.97||$28.12 million||$0.63||69.03|
|BOX||$398.61 million||7.65||-$151.78 million||($1.20)||-18.67|
Cyberark Software has higher earnings, but lower revenue than BOX. BOX is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cyberark Software, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
76.7% of Cyberark Software shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.5% of BOX shares are held by institutional investors. 20.6% of BOX shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Cyberark Software beats BOX on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
Box, Inc. provides an enterprise content management platform that enables organizations of all sizes to manage enterprise content while allowing access and sharing of this content from anywhere, on any device. With the Company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud-based platform, users can collaborate on content both internally and with external parties, automate content-driven business processes, develop custom applications, and implement data protection, security and compliance features to comply with internal policies and industry regulations. Its platform enables people to view, share and collaborate on content, across various file formats and media types. The software integrates with enterprise business applications, and is compatible with various application environments, operating systems and devices, ensuring that workers have access to their business content. It offers individuals a free basic version of the Box platform that allows them to experience its solution.
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