Critical Contrast: Forescout Technologies (FSCT) & Its Peers

Forescout Technologies (NASDAQ: FSCT) is one of 182 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Forescout Technologies to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Forescout Technologies and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Forescout Technologies N/A N/A N/A
Forescout Technologies Competitors -22.01% -239.99% -3.64%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Forescout Technologies and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Forescout Technologies $166.84 million -$74.77 million -17.04
Forescout Technologies Competitors $2.78 billion $223.44 million 293.82

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.3% of Forescout Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.6% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.9% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Forescout Technologies and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Forescout Technologies 0 2 3 0 2.60
Forescout Technologies Competitors 836 4704 7459 182 2.53

Forescout Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $31.20, indicating a potential downside of 5.14%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 5.52%. Given Forescout Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Forescout Technologies is more favorable than its competitors.

Forescout Technologies Company Profile

ForeScout Technologies, Inc. is a United States-based provider of automated security control solutions. The Company transforms security through visibility. It offers enterprises and government organizations the ability to see devices, including non-traditional devices, the instant they connect to the network. It allows the user to control these devices and orchestrate information sharing and operation among disparate security tools to accelerate incident response. Its products include CounterACT Platform, CounterACT Models, Extended Integration Modules, Open Integration Module and Other Products. Its solutions integrate with network, security, mobility and information technology (IT) management products to automate workflows. The Company’s solutions include Network Access Control; Endpoint Compliance; Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) & Mobile Security for Enterprise; Vulnerability Management, Policy and Solutions, and Advanced Network Threat Prevention and Cyber Defense Solutions.

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