Trend Micro (OTCMKTS: TMICY) is one of 184 publicly-traded companies in the “Prepackaged software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Trend Micro to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Trend Micro and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Trend Micro $1.33 billion $228.65 million 32.87
Trend Micro Competitors $1.68 billion $253.91 million -14.00

Trend Micro’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Trend Micro. Trend Micro is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Trend Micro has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Trend Micro’s peers have a beta of -16.78, indicating that their average stock price is 1,778% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Trend Micro pays an annual dividend of $1.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Trend Micro pays out 70.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Prepackaged software” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.2% and pay out 44.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.2% of Trend Micro shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.8% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.0% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are owned by company 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Trend Micro and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Trend Micro 0 0 0 0 N/A
Trend Micro Competitors 1115 5728 11803 485 2.61

As a group, “Prepackaged software” companies have a potential upside of 2.46%. Given Trend Micro’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Trend Micro has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Trend Micro and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Trend Micro 17.74% 15.98% 8.48%
Trend Micro Competitors -5.97% -79.69% -1.66%

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated develops and sells security solutions primarily in Japan. The company offers hybrid cloud security solutions, such as data center, cloud, and virtualization security products; network security solutions, including integrated advanced threat prevention and advanced threat detection solutions; user protection solutions comprising endpoint and gateway suites, endpoint security, email security, Web security, SaaS application security, and endpoint detection and response; and support services. It serves finance, insurance, and retail industries, as well as government institutions. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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