Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD) and Cvent (NYSE:CVT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
68.5% of Rapid7 shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.3% of Cvent shares are held by institutional investors. 56.9% of Rapid7 shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 43.0% of Cvent shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Rapid7 and Cvent’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Rapid7||$200.94 million||6.14||-$45.47 million||($1.06)||-25.30|
Cvent has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Rapid7. Rapid7 is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cvent, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Rapid7 and Cvent, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Rapid7 presently has a consensus price target of $26.25, suggesting a potential downside of 2.13%.
This table compares Rapid7 and Cvent’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Rapid7 beats Cvent on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Rapid7 Company Profile
Rapid7, Inc. is a provider analytics for security and information technology (IT) operations that enable organizations to implement an analytics-driven approach to cyber security and IT operations. The Company’s analytics enable organizations to contextualize and prioritize the threats facing their physical, virtual and cloud assets, including those posed by the behaviors of their users. Leveraging its IT data and analytics platform, its solutions enable organizations to manage their cyber security exposure and manage IT operations. Its solutions empower organizations to prevent attacks by providing visibility into vulnerabilities, and allow them to detect compromises, respond to breaches and correct the underlying causes of attacks. By providing a unified IT and security platform, with automated workflow, it enables IT and security to work together to develop, operate and secure their environment.
Cvent Company Profile
Cvent, Inc. is a cloud-based enterprise event management company. The Company provides solutions for both sides of the events and meetings value chain, such as event and meeting planners, through its Event Cloud, and hoteliers and venues, through its Hospitality Cloud. The Company offers planners a platform that addresses the entire lifecycle of events and meetings, including budgeting, planning, venue sourcing, marketing, management and measurement of meetings. It offers over six product categories, on over two integrated clouds, the Event Cloud and the Hospitality Cloud. The Event Cloud includes approximately five product categories, such as event management software, enterprise solutions software, mobile event applications, pre- and post-event feedback management software, and onsite event solutions. The Hospitality Cloud includes over three product categories, including group marketing solutions, group demand management, and group business intelligence for hotels and venues.
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