Financial Comparison: Forescout Technologies (NASDAQ:FSCT) vs. The Competition

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Forescout Technologies and its competitors, as provided 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 892 4873 7676 197 2.53

Forescout Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $32.20, suggesting a potential upside of 8.45%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 4.98%. Given Forescout Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Forescout Technologies is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

4.6% of Forescout Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.2% 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 insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

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 -21.27% -273.45% -4.12%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Forescout Technologies and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Forescout Technologies $220.87 million -$91.21 million N/A
Forescout Technologies Competitors $2.88 billion $231.60 million 381.13

Forescout Technologies’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Forescout Technologies.

Summary

Forescout Technologies beats its competitors on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About Forescout Technologies

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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