Critical Comparison: Finjan Holdings (FNJN) and Its Peers

Finjan Holdings (NASDAQ: FNJN) is one of 65 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Finjan Holdings to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Finjan Holdings and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Finjan Holdings $36.60 million $22.66 million 6.03
Finjan Holdings Competitors $761.46 million $137.65 million -12.25

Finjan Holdings’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Finjan Holdings. Finjan Holdings is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Finjan Holdings and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Finjan Holdings 37.53% 169.10% 51.53%
Finjan Holdings Competitors -61.75% -91.30% -15.94%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

34.2% of Finjan Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.6% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.6% of Finjan Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.7% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Finjan Holdings has a beta of -0.52, meaning that its share price is 152% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Finjan Holdings’ competitors have a beta of 1.60, meaning that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Finjan Holdings and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Finjan Holdings 0 0 2 0 3.00
Finjan Holdings Competitors 179 1508 2859 96 2.62

Finjan Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $4.00, indicating a potential upside of 79.37%. As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 4.91%. Given Finjan Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Finjan Holdings is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Finjan Holdings beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Finjan Holdings Company Profile

Finjan Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a cybersecurity company, provides intellectual property licensing and enforcement services. The company owns a portfolio of patents related to software and hardware technologies that proactively detect malicious code and thereby protects end users from identity and data theft, spyware, malware, phishing, trojans, and other Web and network threats. Its patented technologies are used in specific cybersecurity technology areas, including endpoint/cloud software, Web gateway/Internet infrastructure, networking equipment markets, and mobile security. The company’s technology scans and repels the latest and unknown threats to network, Web, and endpoint devices on a real-time basis. It also provides investments in cybersecurity technologies and intellectual property; offers cyber risk and cyber security advisory services; and develops mobile security applications. Finjan Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in East Palo Alto, California.

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