CyberArk Software (NASDAQ: CYBR) is one of 65 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare CyberArk Software to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for CyberArk Software and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CyberArk Software 1 8 9 0 2.44
CyberArk Software Competitors 175 1500 2843 96 2.62

CyberArk Software currently has a consensus price target of $49.94, suggesting a potential upside of 17.90%. As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 5.09%. Given CyberArk Software’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe CyberArk Software is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares CyberArk Software and its rivals’ 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%
CyberArk Software Competitors -62.13% -91.84% -16.27%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.5% of CyberArk Software shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.6% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.7% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held 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.

Risk & Volatility

CyberArk Software has a beta of 2.57, indicating that its stock price is 157% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CyberArk Software’s rivals have a beta of 1.60, indicating that their average stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CyberArk Software and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CyberArk Software $235.84 million $35.17 million 54.31
CyberArk Software Competitors $761.43 million $137.66 million -11.98

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

Summary

CyberArk Software beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

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.

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