Carbon Black (CBLK) versus Its Competitors Head-To-Head Survey

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Carbon Black (NASDAQ: CBLK) is one of 198 public companies in the “Prepackaged software” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Carbon Black to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Carbon Black and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Carbon Black $209.72 million -$82.06 million -9.99
Carbon Black Competitors $1.91 billion $228.75 million 37.93

Carbon Black’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Carbon Black. Carbon Black is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Carbon Black and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Carbon Black -39.13% -101.09% -18.64%
Carbon Black Competitors -39.35% -25.32% -3.52%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

60.1% of Carbon Black shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.2% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.5% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Carbon Black and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Carbon Black 0 3 3 1 2.71
Carbon Black Competitors 1665 7826 14441 716 2.58

Carbon Black currently has a consensus target price of $20.96, indicating a potential upside of 49.83%. As a group, “Prepackaged software” companies have a potential upside of 5.07%. Given Carbon Black’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Carbon Black is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Carbon Black rivals beat Carbon Black on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Carbon Black Company Profile

Carbon Black, Inc. provides security solutions in the United States and internationally. Its security cloud platform captures, records, and analyzes unfiltered endpoint data. The company's solutions enable customers to predict, prevent, detect, respond to and remediate cyber attacks before they cause a damaging incident or data breach. Its solutions are used to augment or replace legacy antivirus software, prevent malware and fileless attacks, protect against ransomware, hunt down threats, respond to and remediate security incidents, lock down critical systems and applications, lock down critical systems and applications, secure workloads and applications in virtualized and cloud environments, comply with regulatory mandates, and enhance other security products through its unfiltered endpoint data. The company serves enterprises, government agencies, and mid-sized organizations. Carbon Black, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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