Analyzing CyberArk Software (CYBR) & CYREN (CYRN)

CyberArk Software (NASDAQ: CYBR) and CYREN (NASDAQ:CYRN) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

81.7% of CyberArk Software shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 26.1% of CYREN shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares CyberArk Software and CYREN’s 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%
CYREN -25.73% -27.40% -17.06%

Volatility and Risk

CyberArk Software has a beta of 2.58, indicating that its share price is 158% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CYREN has a beta of 0.78, indicating that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for CyberArk Software and CYREN, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CyberArk Software 1 8 10 0 2.47
CYREN 0 0 0 0 N/A

CyberArk Software presently has a consensus target price of $49.94, suggesting a potential upside of 19.82%. Given CyberArk Software’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe CyberArk Software is more favorable than CYREN.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CyberArk Software and CYREN’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CyberArk Software $235.84 million 5.23 $35.17 million $0.78 53.44
CYREN $31.73 million 2.23 -$3.67 million ($0.20) -9.00

CyberArk Software has higher revenue and earnings than CYREN. CYREN is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CyberArk Software, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

CyberArk Software beats CYREN on 11 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

CyberArk Software Company Profile

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.

CYREN Company Profile

CYREN Ltd. (CYREN) is engaged in developing and marketing information security solutions for protecting Web, e-mail and mobile transactions. The Company is a Security-as-a-Service provider of integrated cloud-based security technology solutions that mitigate cyber threats, malware attacks, information leaks, legal liability and productivity loss through the application of cyber intelligence. It delivers security services to a range of customers and original equipment manufacturer, and service provider distribution partners, including network and security vendors offering content security gateways, unified threat management solutions and antivirus solutions, and to service providers, such as Software-as-a-Service vendors, Web hosting providers and Internet service providers. Its technologies include CYREN GlobalView Cloud and Recurrent Pattern Detection. Its offerings include CYREN WebSecurity (CWS), CYREN EmailSecurity, Cyber Intelligence Suite and Embedded Solutions.

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