Contrasting Finjan (FNJN) & Adobe Systems (ADBE)

Finjan (NASDAQ: FNJN) and Adobe Systems (NASDAQ:ADBE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Finjan has a beta of -0.17, meaning that its stock price is 117% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Adobe Systems has a beta of 1.18, meaning that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Finjan and Adobe Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Finjan 37.53% 100.25% 37.40%
Adobe Systems 23.20% 22.15% 12.93%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

33.8% of Finjan shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.2% of Adobe Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 9.6% of Finjan shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Adobe Systems shares are held 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Finjan and Adobe Systems’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Finjan $18.39 million 4.43 $350,000.00 $0.41 7.17
Adobe Systems $7.30 billion 13.57 $1.69 billion $3.39 59.46

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Finjan and Adobe Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Finjan 0 0 1 0 3.00
Adobe Systems 0 7 24 0 2.77

Finjan currently has a consensus target price of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 70.07%. Adobe Systems has a consensus target price of $196.97, indicating a potential downside of 2.28%. Given Finjan’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Finjan is more favorable than Adobe Systems.

Summary

Adobe Systems beats Finjan on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Finjan 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.

Adobe Systems Company Profile

Adobe Systems Incorporated is a software company. The Company offers products and services used by professionals, marketers, knowledge workers, application developers, enterprises and consumers for creating, managing, delivering, measuring, optimizing and engaging with compelling content and experiences. It operates through three segments: Digital Media, Digital Marketing, and Print and Publishing. Its Digital Media segment provides tools and solutions that enable individuals, small and medium businesses and enterprises to create, publish, promote and monetize their digital content. Its Digital Marketing segment provides solutions and services for how digital advertising and marketing are created, managed, executed, measured and optimized. Its Print and Publishing segment addresses market opportunities ranging from the diverse authoring and publishing needs of technical and business publishing to its legacy type and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) printing businesses.

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