A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) is one of 107 public companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare A10 Networks to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares A10 Networks and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
A10 Networks $230.00 million -$20.94 million -30.75
A10 Networks Competitors $1.82 billion $300.70 million 35.45

A10 Networks’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than A10 Networks. A10 Networks 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

55.6% of A10 Networks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.3% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 34.1% of A10 Networks shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 22.4% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

A10 Networks has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, A10 Networks’ peers have a beta of 1.10, meaning that their average stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares A10 Networks and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
A10 Networks -6.94% -17.63% -7.12%
A10 Networks Competitors -25.40% -205.62% -7.95%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for A10 Networks and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
A10 Networks 0 0 3 0 3.00
A10 Networks Competitors 363 2175 4097 116 2.59

A10 Networks currently has a consensus target price of $9.33, indicating a potential upside of 26.47%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential downside of 1.03%. Given A10 Networks’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe A10 Networks is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

A10 Networks beats its peers on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

A10 Networks Company Profile

A10 Networks, Inc. is a provider of software and hardware solutions. The Company’s solutions enable its customers to secure and optimize the performance of their data center and cloud applications, and secure their users, applications and infrastructure from Internet, Web and network threats at scale. The Company offers a portfolio of hardware, software and cloud offerings. Its customers include cloud providers, Web-scale companies, service providers, government organizations and enterprises. The Company’s portfolio consists of six application delivery and security products, including Application Delivery Controllers (ADC), Lightning Application Delivery Service (Lightning ADS), Carrier Grade Network Address Translation (CGN), Threat Protection System (TPS), SSL Insight (SSLi) and Convergent Firewall (CFW). The Company’s products are available in a range of form factors, such as optimized hardware appliances, bare metal software, virtual appliances and cloud-native software.

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