CyberArk Software (NASDAQ: CYBR) and Radware (NASDAQ:RDWR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CyberArk Software and Radware’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CyberArk Software $235.84 million 5.02 $35.17 million $0.78 51.33
Radware $198.44 million 3.84 -$1.17 million ($0.29) -59.93

CyberArk Software has higher revenue and earnings than Radware. Radware is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CyberArk Software, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

81.7% of CyberArk Software shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.1% of Radware shares are held by institutional investors. 21.6% of Radware shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares CyberArk Software and Radware’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CyberArk Software 11.93% 9.13% 6.77%
Radware -6.41% -2.14% -1.49%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for CyberArk Software and Radware, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CyberArk Software 1 8 11 0 2.50
Radware 0 1 5 0 2.83

CyberArk Software currently has a consensus price target of $50.61, indicating a potential upside of 26.40%. Radware has a consensus price target of $18.75, indicating a potential upside of 7.88%. Given CyberArk Software’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe CyberArk Software is more favorable than Radware.

Volatility & Risk

CyberArk Software has a beta of 2.57, indicating that its stock price is 157% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Radware has a beta of 1.1, indicating that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

CyberArk Software beats Radware on 11 of the 13 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.

About Radware

Radware Ltd. is a provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions. The Company’s solutions incorporate Distributed Denial of Service protection, Web application firewall (WAF) and Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) technologies to enable its customers to provide cyber-attack mitigation solutions for a range of applications. The Company’s products and activities are focused on protecting against cyber-attacks and ensuring optimal application service level for enterprises’ and carriers’ data centers. Its solutions include application and network security, and application delivery. Its application and network Security products include DefensePro Attack Mitigation Device, AppWall Web Application Firewall, DefenseFlow Cyber Command and Control application, and DefensePipe Cloud Scrubbing Service. Its application delivery products include Alteon NG, LinkProof NG and FastView. Its management solutions include APSolute Vision, application performance monitoring and vDirect.

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