CommVault Systems (NASDAQ: CVLT) is one of 118 publicly-traded companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare CommVault Systems to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for CommVault Systems and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CommVault Systems 0 1 8 0 2.89
CommVault Systems Competitors 259 1987 4250 84 2.63

CommVault Systems presently has a consensus price target of $70.67, indicating a potential upside of 12.89%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 6.32%. Given CommVault Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe CommVault Systems is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares CommVault Systems and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CommVault Systems 0.35% 0.30% 0.17%
CommVault Systems Competitors -41.88% -25.04% -9.80%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CommVault Systems $664.72 million $9.35 million 1,252.00
CommVault Systems Competitors $1.51 billion $446.17 million 41.81

CommVault Systems’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than CommVault Systems. CommVault Systems 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

CommVault Systems has a beta of 1.4, suggesting that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CommVault Systems’ peers have a beta of 0.98, suggesting that their average share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.5% of CommVault Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.4% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.4% of CommVault Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.0% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

CommVault Systems beats its peers on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About CommVault Systems

Commvault Systems, Inc. (Commvault) is a provider of data and information management software applications and related services. The Company develops, markets and sells a suite of software applications and services, primarily in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, that provides its customers with data protection solutions supporting all operating systems, applications, and databases on virtual and physical servers, Network Attached Storage (NAS) shares, cloud-based infrastructures, and mobile devices; management through a single console; multiple protection methods, including backup and archive, snapshot management, replication, and content indexing for eDiscovery; storage management using deduplication for disk, tape and cloud; integration with the storage arrays; complete virtual infrastructure management supporting multiple hypervisors; security capabilities to limit access to critical data, and policy-based data management.

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