Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ: CHKP) and Mobileye N.V. (NYSE:MBLY) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

72.5% of Check Point Software Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.7% of Mobileye N.V. shares are held by institutional investors. 29.0% of Check Point Software Technologies 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.

Profitability

This table compares Check Point Software Technologies and Mobileye N.V.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Check Point Software Technologies 42.17% 22.02% 14.91%
Mobileye N.V. 29.43% 17.78% 15.85%

Risk and Volatility

Check Point Software Technologies has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mobileye N.V. has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Check Point Software Technologies and Mobileye N.V., as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Check Point Software Technologies 0 15 14 0 2.48
Mobileye N.V. 1 20 2 0 2.04

Check Point Software Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $109.95, suggesting a potential upside of 3.79%. Mobileye N.V. has a consensus price target of $55.27, suggesting a potential downside of 13.02%. Given Check Point Software Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Check Point Software Technologies is more favorable than Mobileye N.V..

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Check Point Software Technologies and Mobileye N.V.’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Check Point Software Technologies $1.81 billion 9.56 $893.47 million $4.50 23.54
Mobileye N.V. $407.63 million 34.61 $138.64 million $0.50 127.08

Check Point Software Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Mobileye N.V.. Check Point Software Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mobileye N.V., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Check Point Software Technologies beats Mobileye N.V. on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Check Point Software Technologies

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Check point) develops, markets and supports a range of products and services for information technology (IT) security. The Company’s products and services are sold to enterprises, service providers, small and medium sized businesses and consumers. It offers enterprises a platform to deploy independent, modular and interoperable security applications (Software Blades), such as firewall, virtual private network (VPN), intrusion prevention system (IPS), Application Control, Anti-Bot, antivirus, data loss prevention (DLP), policy management, event analysis or multi-domain management. The Company offers Software Blades grouped into functional packages to address specific security issues. It has product offerings under these packages, which include Next Generation Firewall, Next Generation Threat Prevention, Next Generation Secure Web Gateway and Next Generation Data Protection.

About Mobileye N.V.

Mobileye N.V. is engaged in the development of computer vision and machine learning-based sensing, mapping and driving policy technology for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving technologies. The Company operates through two segments: Original Equipment Manufacturing, which supplies the software algorithms and EyeQ chip, and After Market, which sells a complete system, which includes its software algorithms and EyeQ chip, as well as the camera and other necessary components. Its software algorithms and EyeQ chips perform detailed interpretations of the visual field in order to anticipate possible collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, animals, debris and other obstacles. Its products are able to detect roadway markings; identify and read traffic signs, directional signs and traffic lights; create a Roadbook of localized drivable paths and visual landmarks using its road experience management technology, and provide mapping for autonomous driving.

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