Financial Analysis: Forescout Technologies (FSCT) vs. Its Peers

Forescout Technologies (NASDAQ: FSCT) is one of 186 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Forescout Technologies to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.3% of Forescout Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.1% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.9% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Forescout Technologies and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Forescout Technologies $166.84 million -$74.77 million -15.38
Forescout Technologies Competitors $2.82 billion $234.13 million 349.84

Forescout Technologies’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Forescout Technologies. Forescout Technologies 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 Forescout Technologies and its rivals’ 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 -21.92% -274.21% -4.44%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Forescout Technologies and its rivals, 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 867 4844 7617 189 2.53

Forescout Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $31.20, suggesting a potential upside of 5.09%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 0.44%. Given Forescout Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Forescout Technologies is more favorable than its rivals.

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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