Cyberark Software (NASDAQ: CYBR) and Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.
This table compares Cyberark Software and Electronic Arts’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
Cyberark Software has a beta of 2.58, meaning that its stock price is 158% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Electronic Arts has a beta of 0.61, meaning that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Cyberark Software and Electronic Arts, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Cyberark Software presently has a consensus target price of $48.93, indicating a potential upside of 15.16%. Electronic Arts has a consensus target price of $123.93, indicating a potential upside of 7.50%. Given Cyberark Software’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Cyberark Software is more favorable than Electronic Arts.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Cyberark Software and Electronic Arts’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cyberark Software||$216.61 million||6.81||$28.12 million||$0.63||67.44|
|Electronic Arts||$4.85 billion||7.33||$967.00 million||$3.79||30.42|
Electronic Arts has higher revenue and earnings than Cyberark Software. Electronic Arts is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cyberark Software, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
76.9% of Cyberark Software shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.5% of Electronic Arts shares are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of Electronic Arts shares are held by 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.
Electronic Arts beats Cyberark Software on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes and distributes games, content and services that can be played by consumers on a range of platforms, which include consoles, personal computers (PCs), mobile phones and tablets. The Company’s games and services are based on a portfolio of intellectual property that includes established brands, such as FIFA, Madden NFL, Star Wars, Battlefield, the Sims and Need for Speed. The Company markets and sells its games and services through retail channels and through digital distribution channels. The Company’s PC games and additional content can be downloaded directly through its Origin online platform, as well as through third-party online download stores. Its mobile, tablet and PC free-to-download games and additional content are available through third-party application storefronts, such as the Apple Application Store and Google Play.
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