Contrasting Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) and Cyberark Software (CYBR)

Cyberark Software (NASDAQ:CYBR) and Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Cyberark Software and Materialise, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cyberark Software 0 3 17 0 2.85
Materialise 0 1 1 0 2.50

Cyberark Software presently has a consensus target price of $111.20, suggesting a potential downside of 15.79%. Materialise has a consensus target price of $19.54, suggesting a potential upside of 31.90%. Given Materialise’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Materialise is more favorable than Cyberark Software.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cyberark Software and Materialise’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cyberark Software $343.20 million 14.47 $47.07 million $1.43 92.34
Materialise $218.16 million 3.56 $3.58 million $0.07 211.57

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.1% of Cyberark Software shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.8% of Materialise shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cyberark Software 14.79% 12.73% 8.79%
Materialise 1.56% 2.39% 0.97%

Risk & Volatility

Cyberark Software has a beta of 1.87, meaning that its stock price is 87% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Materialise has a beta of 0.13, meaning that its stock price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Cyberark Software beats Materialise on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cyberark Software Company Profile

CyberArk Software Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides software-based security solutions and services for organizations to safeguard and monitor their privileged accounts. The company's solutions include Core Privileged Access Security for risk-based credential security and session management with add-on options for least privilege server and domain controller protection; Application Access Manager for secrets management for applications, tools, containers, and DevOps; and Endpoint Privilege Manager for least privilege and credential theft protection for workstations. It also provides Sensitive Information Management solution; and software maintenance and support, and professional services. The company offers its products to financial services, manufacturing, insurance, healthcare, energy and utilities, transportation, retail, technology, and telecommunications industries, as well as government agencies through direct sales force, as well as distributors, systems integrators, value-added resellers, and managed security service providers. It operates in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Canada. CyberArk Software Ltd. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Petach Tikva, Israel.

Materialise Company Profile

Materialise NV provides additive manufacturing software and 3D printing services in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. The company's Materialise Software segment offers proprietary software through programs and platforms that enable and enhance the functionality of 3D printers and of 3D printing operations. Its software interfaces between various types of 3D printers; and various software applications and capturing technologies, including computer-aided design packages and 3D scanners. This segment serves 3D printing machine original equipment manufacturers; manufacturers in automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, and hearing aid industries; and 3D printing service bureaus through its sales force, Website, and third-party distributors. Its Materialise Medical segment provides medical software that allows medical-image based analysis and engineering, as well as patient-specific design of surgical devices and implants to research institutes, hospitals, and medical device companies; and clinical services. This segment has collaboration agreements with Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.; Encore Medical, L.P.; DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson; Global Orthopaedic Technology Pty Ltd; Limacorporate Spa; Mathys AG; Howmedica Osteonics Corp.; and Corin Ltd. It serves medical device companies, hospitals, universities, and industrial companies through its direct sales force, Website, and picture archiving and communication system partners. The company's Materialise Manufacturing segment primarily offers 3D printing services to industrial and commercial customers. It provides design and engineering services, and rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing of production parts; and engineers and 3D prints fixtures that allow automobile manufacturers and their suppliers to enhance the quality control and efficiency of their manufacturing processes. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium.

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