Varonis Systems (NASDAQ: VRNS) is one of 97 public companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Varonis Systems to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Varonis Systems and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Varonis Systems 0 2 8 0 2.80
Varonis Systems Competitors 345 2052 3907 107 2.59

Varonis Systems presently has a consensus price target of $43.33, suggesting a potential downside of 2.40%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 2.42%. Given Varonis Systems’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Varonis Systems has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

Varonis Systems has a beta of 0.71, indicating that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Varonis Systems’ competitors have a beta of 1.13, indicating that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

82.4% of Varonis Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.0% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 19.5% of Varonis Systems shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 23.0% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Varonis Systems -9.03% -20.94% -9.75%
Varonis Systems Competitors -24.88% -210.54% -7.72%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Varonis Systems $185.90 million -$13.29 million -70.48
Varonis Systems Competitors $1.27 billion $348.15 million 36.69

Varonis Systems’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Varonis Systems. Varonis Systems 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.

Summary

Varonis Systems competitors beat Varonis Systems on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Varonis Systems Company Profile

Varonis Systems, Inc. provides a solutions that protect data from insider threats and cyberattacks. The Company’s products include DatAdvantage, DataPrivilege, Interface Data Unit Classification Framework, Data Transport Engine, DatAnywhere and DatAnswers. Its platform allows enterprises to analyze, secure, manage and migrate volumes of unstructured data. It specializes in file and e-mail systems that store valuable spreadsheets, word processing documents, presentations, audio and video files, e-mails and text. Its Metadata Framework is a technology platform that extracts metadata from an enterprise’s information technology (IT) infrastructure. Data often includes an enterprise’s financial information, intellectual property, and confidential employee, customer or patient records. IT and business personnel deploy its software for a range of use cases, including data security, governance and compliance, user behavior analytics, archiving, search, and file synchronization and sharing.

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