Contrasting Cyberark Software (CYBR) and China Information Technology (CNIT)

China Information Technology (NASDAQ: CNIT) and Cyberark Software (NASDAQ:CYBR) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Volatility & Risk

China Information Technology has a beta of 2.57, meaning that its stock price is 157% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cyberark Software has a beta of 2.45, meaning that its stock price is 145% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares China Information Technology and Cyberark Software’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Information Technology $10.19 million 7.62 -$18.17 million N/A N/A
Cyberark Software $216.61 million 7.06 $28.12 million $0.63 69.92

Cyberark Software has higher revenue and earnings than China Information Technology.

Profitability

This table compares China Information Technology and Cyberark Software’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Information Technology N/A N/A N/A
Cyberark Software 9.24% 7.19% 5.33%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.1% of China Information Technology shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.6% of Cyberark Software shares are held by institutional investors. 45.4% of China Information Technology shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for China Information Technology and Cyberark Software, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Information Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cyberark Software 0 8 8 0 2.50

Cyberark Software has a consensus price target of $48.93, suggesting a potential upside of 11.09%. Given Cyberark Software’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cyberark Software is more favorable than China Information Technology.

Summary

Cyberark Software beats China Information Technology on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

China Information Technology Company Profile

China Information Technology, Inc (CNIT) is a leading Internet service company that provides integrated cloud-based solutions enabling innovation and smart living in the fields of new media, elevator safety management, education, etc. Through continuous innovation, CNIT is aiming to leverage its proprietary Cloud-Application-Terminal technology to level the competitive landscape in the new media industry and deliver value for its shareholders, employees, customers, and the community.

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.

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