FireEye Inc. (NASDAQ:FEYE) and Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI), both competing one another are Application Software companies. We will compare their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.
Earnings & Valuation
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
In table 1 we can see FireEye Inc. and Zix Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
Table 2 represents FireEye Inc. (NASDAQ:FEYE) and Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI)’s return on equity, return on assets and net margins.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
A 0.96 beta means FireEye Inc.’s volatility is 4.00% less than Standard & Poor’s 500’s volatility. In other hand, Zix Corporation has beta of 1.09 which is 9.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500.
The Current Ratio of FireEye Inc. is 2 while its Quick Ratio stands at 2. The Current Ratio of rival Zix Corporation is 0.8 and its Quick Ratio is has 0.8. FireEye Inc. is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than Zix Corporation.
In next table is given FireEye Inc. and Zix Corporation’s ratings and recommendations.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
$21.5 is FireEye Inc.’s average target price while its potential upside is 39.79%. Competitively the average target price of Zix Corporation is $10, which is potential -3.29% downside. Based on the data given earlier, FireEye Inc. is looking more favorable than Zix Corporation, analysts belief.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
The shares of both FireEye Inc. and Zix Corporation are owned by institutional investors at 78.4% and 77.5% respectively. About 2.9% of FireEye Inc.’s share are owned by insiders. Comparatively, Zix Corporation has 1.8% of it’s share owned by insiders.
Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.
|Performance (W)||Performance (M)||Performance (Q)||Performance (HY)||Performance (Y)||Performance (YTD)|
For the past year FireEye Inc.’s stock price has smaller growth than Zix Corporation.
Zix Corporation beats FireEye Inc. on 10 of the 13 factors.
FireEye, Inc. provides cybersecurity solutions that allow organizations to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and remediate cyber-attacks. The company provides vector-specific appliance and cloud-based solutions detect and block known and unknown cyber-attacks. It offers threat detection and prevention solutions, including network security products; email security solutions; endpoint security solutions; and content security products; and security management and orchestration products, such as Central Management System, FireEye Security Orchestrator, Threat Analytics Platform; Malware Analysis series of appliances; and Enterprise Forensics series of appliances. It also offers Security-as-a-Service solutions comprising cloud-based Email Threat Prevention solution; FireEye Helix platform; and FireEye-as-a-Service managed service; threat intelligence subscriptions, such as Dynamic Threat Intelligence Cloud, Advanced Threat Intelligence, and FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence; and customer support and maintenance services. In addition, the company provides professional services, including incident response, compromise assessments, and related security consulting services; cyber threat intelligence services; and training services. It serves telecommunications providers, financial services entities, Internet search engines, social networking sites, stock exchanges, electrical grid operators, networking vendors, oil and gas companies, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies, and local and international governmental agencies. FireEye, Inc. provides its products and services through distributors, resellers, and strategic partners in the United States, the Asia Pacific, Japan, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and other regions. The company was formerly known as NetForts, Inc. and changed its name to FireEye, Inc. in September 2005. FireEye, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
Zix Corporation provides email encryption, data loss prevention (DLP), and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) security solutions to the healthcare, financial services, insurance, and government sectors in the United States. The company offers Zix Email Encryption that allows an enterprise to use policy-driven rules to determine email messages that should be sent securely to comply with regulations or company-defined policies. It also provides ZixDirectory, an email encryption community to share identities; Best Method of Delivery, a patented solution designed to deliver email based on the senderÂ’s and recipientÂ’s communications environment and preferences; and ZixGateway, which automatically encrypts and decrypts messages with sensitive content. In addition, the company offers ZixQuarantine, an email-specific data loss prevention solution that reduces deployment time; and ZixOne, a mobile email app, which provides access to corporate email while never allowing that data to be persistently stored on the device where it is vulnerable to loss or theft. Zix Corporation sells its email encryption, DLP, and ZixOne services through a direct sales force, and a network of resellers and other distribution partners. The company was formerly known as ZixIt Corporation and changed its name to Zix Corporation in 2002. Zix Corporation was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.