A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) is one of 107 publicly-traded companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare A10 Networks to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

55.8% of A10 Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.2% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 34.1% of A10 Networks shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 23.5% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares A10 Networks and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
A10 Networks $230.00 million -$20.94 million -29.64
A10 Networks Competitors $1.82 billion $300.08 million 233.21

A10 Networks’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than A10 Networks. A10 Networks is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for A10 Networks and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
A10 Networks 0 0 3 0 3.00
A10 Networks Competitors 361 2168 4084 116 2.59

A10 Networks currently has a consensus target price of $9.33, suggesting a potential upside of 25.96%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential downside of 0.21%. Given A10 Networks’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe A10 Networks is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares A10 Networks and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
A10 Networks -6.94% -17.71% -7.10%
A10 Networks Competitors -25.32% -198.83% -7.60%

Volatility & Risk

A10 Networks has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, A10 Networks’ rivals have a beta of 1.12, meaning that their average stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

A10 Networks beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

A10 Networks Company Profile

A10 Networks, Inc. is a provider of software and hardware solutions. The Company’s solutions enable its customers to secure and optimize the performance of their data center and cloud applications, and secure their users, applications and infrastructure from Internet, Web and network threats at scale. The Company offers a portfolio of hardware, software and cloud offerings. Its customers include cloud providers, Web-scale companies, service providers, government organizations and enterprises. The Company’s portfolio consists of six application delivery and security products, including Application Delivery Controllers (ADC), Lightning Application Delivery Service (Lightning ADS), Carrier Grade Network Address Translation (CGN), Threat Protection System (TPS), SSL Insight (SSLi) and Convergent Firewall (CFW). The Company’s products are available in a range of form factors, such as optimized hardware appliances, bare metal software, virtual appliances and cloud-native software.

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