Comparing Alarm.com (NASDAQ:ALRM) & Cyren (NASDAQ:CYRN)

Alarm.com (NASDAQ:ALRMGet Rating) and Cyren (NASDAQ:CYRNGet Rating) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Alarm.com and Cyren’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alarm.com 6.98% 12.94% 6.44%
Cyren -73.87% -109.50% -33.65%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Alarm.com and Cyren, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alarm.com 0 2 3 1 2.83
Cyren 0 0 0 0 N/A

Alarm.com currently has a consensus price target of $91.00, indicating a potential upside of 50.54%. Given Alarm.com’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Alarm.com is more favorable than Cyren.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Alarm.com and Cyren’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alarm.com $748.97 million 4.04 $51.17 million $1.01 59.85
Cyren $31.19 million 0.47 -$23.04 million ($5.65) -0.49

Alarm.com has higher revenue and earnings than Cyren. Cyren is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Alarm.com, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.0% of Alarm.com shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.2% of Cyren shares are held by institutional investors. 6.7% of Alarm.com shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.2% of Cyren shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Alarm.com has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cyren has a beta of 0.15, meaning that its stock price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Alarm.com beats Cyren on 14 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Alarm.com (Get Rating)

Alarm.com Holdings, Inc. provides cloud-based solutions for smart residential and commercial properties in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Alarm.com and Other. The company provides interactive security solutions to control and monitor their security systems, as well as connected security devices, including door locks, motion sensors, door locks, garage doors, Internet of Things, thermostats, and video cameras; and video monitoring solutions, such as video analytics, live streaming, video doorbell, video clips, video alerts, continuous high definition recording, and commercial video surveillance solutions. It also offers intelligent automation and energy management solutions comprising scenes button; smart thermostat schedules; responsive savings; precision comfort; energy usage monitoring; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning monitoring services; whole home water safety solutions; geo-services; and demand response programs. In addition, the company provides commercial solutions, such as daily safeguards, commercial grade video, energy savings, protection for valuables and inventory, temperature monitoring, multi-site management and access control, early identification, simple to use, professionally supported, and easy to maintain. Further, it offers service provider solutions, including a permission-based online portal that offers account management, sales, marketing, training, and support tools; sales, marketing, and training services; and home builder programs, as well as wellness solutions. The company serves residential and commercial subscribers. Alarm.com Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Tysons, Virginia.

About Cyren (Get Rating)

Cyren Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, develops and markets information security solutions for protecting Web, email, and mobile transactions in the United States, Germany, other European countries, the Asia Pacific, Israel, and internationally. It offers software-as-a-service (SaaS) cybersecurity solutions that protect businesses, their employees, and customers from email, files, and the web threats. The company provides Cyren threat detection services, which include email security engine that offers anti-spam inbound and outbound, IP reputation, and virus outbreak detection services; malware detection engine that is used to protect email applications; Web security engine that is used by customers to provide URL classification for web browser filtering and safe search capabilities; and threat analysis services to detect advanced cyber threats. It also provides Cyren threat intelligence data products, which include real-time phishing intelligence, malware file intelligence, IP reputation intelligence, malware URL intelligence, and Zombie host intelligence for threat detection, threat hunting, and incident response. In addition, the company offers Cyren enterprise email security products, including Cyren Email Security, a cloud-based secure email gateway; Cyren Inbox Security, an anti-phishing and remediation product for Microsoft 365; and Cyren Threat InDepth, a threat intelligence that allows enterprise security teams and executives to gain a view of evolving email-borne threats and make decisions to mitigate them. It sells its products through direct and indirect channels, including distributors, value added resellers, and managed service providers to enterprise customers and original equipment manufacturers. The company was formerly known as Commtouch Software Ltd. and changed its name to Cyren Ltd. in January 2014. Cyren Ltd. was incorporated in 1991 and is based in Herzliya, Israel.

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