Citrix Systems (CTXS) & Qlik Technologies (QLIK) Head to Head Analysis

Qlik Technologies (NASDAQ: QLIK) and Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS) are both technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Qlik Technologies and Citrix Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Qlik Technologies -3.72% -7.44% -4.12%
Citrix Systems 15.67% 31.32% 11.35%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Qlik Technologies and Citrix Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Qlik Technologies N/A N/A N/A ($0.29) -105.17
Citrix Systems $3.42 billion 3.86 $536.11 million $2.95 29.69

Citrix Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Qlik Technologies. Qlik Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Citrix Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Qlik Technologies and Citrix Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Qlik Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Citrix Systems 1 7 8 0 2.44

Citrix Systems has a consensus price target of $89.50, suggesting a potential upside of 2.18%. Given Citrix Systems’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Citrix Systems is more favorable than Qlik Technologies.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

94.4% of Citrix Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Citrix Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Citrix Systems beats Qlik Technologies on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Qlik Technologies Company Profile

Zoona is a Zambia-based financial technology company. The Company provides the technology and business support to over 1,000 entrepreneurs across Africa, enabling them to start their own business. The Company offers Kiva, which is a crowd-lending platform. The Company’s mobile money platform enables over 1,000 entrepreneurs to become Zoona Agents. The Company uses its technology to provide financial services to serve various financial communities across Africa.

Citrix Systems Company Profile

Citrix Systems, Inc. offers Enterprise and Service Provider products, which include Workspace Services solutions and Delivery Networking products. The Company’s Enterprise and Service Provider products include Cloud Services solutions, and related license updates and maintenance, support and professional services. The Company’s NetScaler nCore Technology is an architecture that enables execution of multiple packet engines in parallel. The Company’s workspace services include Application Virtualization and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), Enterprise Mobility Management and Citrix Workspace Suite. The Company’s NetScaler ADC is a software-defined application delivery controller (ADC) and load balancer. The Company’s Cloud Services include ShareFile and Citrix Cloud. It provides various ways for customers to receive upgrades, support and maintenance for products, which include Software Maintenance, Subscription Advantage, Technical Support Services and Hardware Maintenance.

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