Cyan (NYSE: CYNI) is one of 172 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Cyan to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.7% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cyan -146.90% -3,667.16% -186.25%
Cyan Competitors -16.91% -294.03% -3.46%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cyan N/A N/A -2.86
Cyan Competitors $3.05 billion $321.20 million 397.06

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Cyan and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cyan 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cyan Competitors 814 4593 7092 176 2.52

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 3.65%. Given Cyan’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cyan has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Cyan peers beat Cyan on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

Cyan Company Profile

Cyan, Inc. is a carrier-grade networking solutions company. The Company’s solutions include high-capacity, multi-layer switching and transport platforms, as well as a carrier-grade software-defined networking platform for network virtualization and control. Its solutions enable network operators to virtualize their networks and helps in service delivery. Its solutions enable a range of applications, including business Ethernet, wireless backhaul, broadband backhaul, cloud connectivity, bandwidth on demand and network functions virtualization (NFV). It provides solutions consisting of its family of Z-Series high-capacity, multi-layer switching and transport platforms, its Blue Planet carrier-grade core operating system (SDN) and NFV orchestration platform and a range of professional services.

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