Comparing Cyan (NYSE:CYNI) & Its Rivals

Cyan (NYSE: CYNI) is one of 185 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Cyan to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

62.4% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Cyan and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cyan 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cyan Competitors 832 4749 7542 182 2.53

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 7.47%. Given Cyan’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cyan has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cyan and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cyan N/A N/A -2.86
Cyan Competitors $2.84 billion $293.55 million 350.44

Cyan’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Cyan. Cyan 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 Cyan and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cyan -146.90% -3,667.16% -186.25%
Cyan Competitors -22.74% -276.16% -5.01%

Summary

Cyan rivals beat Cyan on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

About Cyan

Cyan, Inc. is a carrier-grade networking solutions company. The Company’s solutions include high-capacity, multi-layer switching and transport platforms, as well as a carrier-grade software-defined networking platform for network virtualization and control. Its solutions enable network operators to virtualize their networks and helps in service delivery. Its solutions enable a range of applications, including business Ethernet, wireless backhaul, broadband backhaul, cloud connectivity, bandwidth on demand and network functions virtualization (NFV). It provides solutions consisting of its family of Z-Series high-capacity, multi-layer switching and transport platforms, its Blue Planet carrier-grade core operating system (SDN) and NFV orchestration platform and a range of professional services.

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