Cyberark Software (NASDAQ: CYBR) and QAD Inc. Class B (NASDAQ:QADB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cyberark Software and QAD Inc. Class B, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cyberark Software 0 7 10 0 2.59
QAD Inc. Class B 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cyberark Software currently has a consensus target price of $58.63, indicating a potential downside of 11.21%. Given Cyberark Software’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Cyberark Software is more favorable than QAD Inc. Class B.

Dividends

QAD Inc. Class B pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Cyberark Software does not pay a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

75.7% of Cyberark Software shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.0% of QAD Inc. Class B shares are held by institutional investors. 67.4% of QAD Inc. Class B shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Cyberark Software has a beta of 2.05, suggesting that its share price is 105% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QAD Inc. Class B has a beta of 1.01, suggesting that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Cyberark Software and QAD Inc. Class B’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cyberark Software 5.43% 7.28% 5.26%
QAD Inc. Class B -1.59% -4.72% -1.88%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cyberark Software and QAD Inc. Class B’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cyberark Software $261.70 million 8.98 $16.01 million $0.73 90.45
QAD Inc. Class B $305.02 million 2.58 -$9.06 million N/A N/A

Cyberark Software has higher earnings, but lower revenue than QAD Inc. Class B.

Summary

Cyberark Software beats QAD Inc. Class B on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cyberark Software

CyberArk Software Ltd. develops, markets, and sells software-based security solutions that protect organizations from cyber attacks in the United States and internationally. The company offers privileged account security solution to secure, manage, and monitor account access and activities. Its privileged account security solution consists of Enterprise Password Vault that prevents user passwords and SSH keys; Privileged Session Manager that protects windows based systems, databases, virtual machines, network devices, Web sites, and SaaS applications; and Privileged Threat Analytics that enables to detect, alert, and respond to anomalous privileged activity. The company also provides Application Identity Manager, provides solutions for hard-coded passwords and embedded application credentials; Conjur, a secrets management solution integrates with the DevOps toolchain, as well as secures and manages secrets used by CI/CD tools such as Ansible, Chef, Jenkins and Puppet, and orchestration software such as Docker; and Endpoint Privilege Manager that offers application control software, as well as On-Demand Privileges Manager, secure Digital Vault, Web Management Interface, and Master Policy Engine and Discovery Engine. In addition, it offers Shared Technology; Sensitive Information Management Solution; and software maintenance and support, and consulting services. The company offers its products to financial services, manufacturing, insurance, healthcare, energy and utilities, transportation, retail, technology, and telecommunications industries, as well as government agencies through resellers and distributors. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Petach Tikva, Israel.

About QAD Inc. Class B

QAD Inc. provides enterprise software solutions for manufacturing companies in the automotive, life sciences, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, and industrial products industries worldwide. The company offers QAD Enterprise Applications, an integrated suite of software applications, which support the core business processes. Its QAD Enterprise Applications include software solutions, such as QAD Financials to manage and control finance and accounting processes; QAD Customer Management for manufacturers to acquire new customers; QAD Manufacturing, which supports manufacturing business processes; QAD Automation Solutions that improve manufacturers' material transaction processing; QAD Demand and Supply Chain Planning that fulfills materials planning and logistics requirements; QAD Supply Chain Execution that offers tools to support inventory and warehouse management; and QAD Transportation Management to manage and optimize outside carriers for shipments. The company's QAD Enterprise Applications also comprise suites, such as QAD Service and Support that handles service calls, manages service queues, and organizes mobile field resources; QAD Enterprise Asset Management to manage, maintain, and install capital equipment; Action Centers with Embedded Analytics; and QAD Analytics that provides data to measure performance. It also offers QAD Enterprise Quality Management that provides quality management and regulatory compliance solutions; QAD Interoperability, which integrates QAD Enterprise Applications with other non-QAD core business applications; and QAD Internationalization, which supports companies that manufacture and distribute their products worldwide. In addition, it provides customer support, product updates, maintenance, and professional services. The company markets its products through direct and indirect sales channels; and distributors and sales agents. QAD Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.

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