Comparing Radware (RDWR) & Opower (OPWR)

Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR) and Opower (NYSE:OPWR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Radware and Opower’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Radware $211.37 million 4.44 -$7.49 million ($0.16) -134.81
Opower N/A N/A N/A ($0.87) -11.83

Opower has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Radware. Radware is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Opower, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Radware and Opower, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Radware 0 0 6 0 3.00
Opower 0 0 0 0 N/A

Radware currently has a consensus price target of $22.33, suggesting a potential upside of 3.54%. Given Radware’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Radware is more favorable than Opower.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.1% of Radware shares are held by institutional investors. 21.6% of Radware shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Radware and Opower’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Radware -3.55% -1.77% -1.20%
Opower -30.39% -59.02% -26.51%


Radware beats Opower on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Radware

Radware Ltd. is a provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions. The Company’s solutions incorporate Distributed Denial of Service protection, Web application firewall (WAF) and Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) technologies to enable its customers to provide cyber-attack mitigation solutions for a range of applications. The Company’s products and activities are focused on protecting against cyber-attacks and ensuring optimal application service level for enterprises’ and carriers’ data centers. Its solutions include application and network security, and application delivery. Its application and network Security products include DefensePro Attack Mitigation Device, AppWall Web Application Firewall, DefenseFlow Cyber Command and Control application, and DefensePipe Cloud Scrubbing Service. Its application delivery products include Alteon NG, LinkProof NG and FastView. Its management solutions include APSolute Vision, application performance monitoring and vDirect.

About Opower

Opower, Inc. (Opower) is a provider of cloud-based software to the utility industry. The Company’s software solutions deliver key customer-facing applications that reduce energy demand and provide customer care. The Company’s software analyzes energy data and presents insights that motivate reductions in energy consumption. Its integrated solutions include Demand-Side Management (DSM), which include energy efficiency and demand response, and Customer Care, which include digital engagement and bill advisor. The key components of its energy efficiency solution include home energy reports, smart meter-enabled e-mails and marketplace suite. The key components of its demand response solution include peak day alerts and peak day feedback reports. Opower’s digital engagement solutions include NextWeb platform, outbound communications, points and rewards, and rates engine. The Key components of its Bill Advisor solution include customer service interface and proactive alerts.

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