Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ: CHKP) is one of 65 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Check Point Software Technologies to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and dividends.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Check Point Software Technologies and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Check Point Software Technologies||0||15||15||0||2.50|
|Check Point Software Technologies Competitors||178||1504||2855||96||2.62|
Check Point Software Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $111.73, suggesting a potential downside of 3.77%. As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 4.44%. Given Check Point Software Technologies’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Check Point Software Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
This table compares Check Point Software Technologies and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Check Point Software Technologies||42.17%||22.02%||14.91%|
|Check Point Software Technologies Competitors||-62.15%||-91.89%||-16.29%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
67.8% of Check Point Software Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.6% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 29.0% of Check Point Software Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.7% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Check Point Software Technologies has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Check Point Software Technologies’ rivals have a beta of 1.60, indicating that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Check Point Software Technologies and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Check Point Software Technologies||$1.81 billion||$893.47 million||25.80|
|Check Point Software Technologies Competitors||$761.46 million||$137.65 million||-12.15|
Check Point Software Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Check Point Software Technologies is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Check Point Software Technologies beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
About Check Point Software Technologies
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Check point) develops, markets and supports a range of products and services for information technology (IT) security. The Company’s products and services are sold to enterprises, service providers, small and medium sized businesses and consumers. It offers enterprises a platform to deploy independent, modular and interoperable security applications (Software Blades), such as firewall, virtual private network (VPN), intrusion prevention system (IPS), Application Control, Anti-Bot, antivirus, data loss prevention (DLP), policy management, event analysis or multi-domain management. The Company offers Software Blades grouped into functional packages to address specific security issues. It has product offerings under these packages, which include Next Generation Firewall, Next Generation Threat Prevention, Next Generation Secure Web Gateway and Next Generation Data Protection.
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