Cyan (NYSE: CYNI) is one of 187 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Cyan to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cyan and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cyan N/A N/A -2.86
Cyan Competitors $2.79 billion $288.44 million 330.95

Cyan’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Cyan. Cyan 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Cyan and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cyan 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cyan Competitors 776 4736 7450 181 2.54

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 10.83%. Given Cyan’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cyan has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cyan -146.90% -3,667.16% -186.25%
Cyan Competitors -21.01% -272.73% -4.33%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by 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.

Summary

Cyan competitors beat Cyan on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

Cyan Company Profile

Cyan, Inc. is a carrier-grade networking solutions company. The Company’s solutions include high-capacity, multi-layer switching and transport platforms, as well as a carrier-grade software-defined networking platform for network virtualization and control. Its solutions enable network operators to virtualize their networks and helps in service delivery. Its solutions enable a range of applications, including business Ethernet, wireless backhaul, broadband backhaul, cloud connectivity, bandwidth on demand and network functions virtualization (NFV). It provides solutions consisting of its family of Z-Series high-capacity, multi-layer switching and transport platforms, its Blue Planet carrier-grade core operating system (SDN) and NFV orchestration platform and a range of professional services.

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