Head-To-Head Review: Vmware (VMW) vs. Cyan (CYNI)
Vmware (NYSE: VMW) and Cyan (NYSE:CYNI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
21.8% of Vmware shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Vmware shares are held 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.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Vmware and Cyan, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Vmware presently has a consensus target price of $112.65, indicating a potential upside of 2.18%. Given Vmware’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Vmware is more favorable than Cyan.
This table compares Vmware and Cyan’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Vmware and Cyan’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Vmware||$7.09 billion||6.37||$1.85 billion||$3.16||34.89|
Vmware has higher revenue and earnings than Cyan.
Vmware beats Cyan on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
VMware, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company. The Company is engaged in development and application of virtualization technologies with x86 server-based computing, separating application software from the underlying hardware. The Company offers various products, which allow organizations to manage IT resources across private clouds and multi-cloud, multi-device environments by leveraging synergies across three product categories: Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), Hybrid Cloud Computing and End-User Computing (EUC). The SDDC is designed to transform and modernize the data center into an on-demand service that addresses application requirements by abstracting, pooling and automating the services that are required from the underlying hardware. The Company provides many storage and availability products to offer data storage and protection options to all applications running on the vSphere platform.
Cyan, Inc. is a carrier-grade networking solutions company. The Company’s solutions include high-capacity, multi-layer switching and transport platforms, as well as a carrier-grade software-defined networking platform for network virtualization and control. Its solutions enable network operators to virtualize their networks and helps in service delivery. Its solutions enable a range of applications, including business Ethernet, wireless backhaul, broadband backhaul, cloud connectivity, bandwidth on demand and network functions virtualization (NFV). It provides solutions consisting of its family of Z-Series high-capacity, multi-layer switching and transport platforms, its Blue Planet carrier-grade core operating system (SDN) and NFV orchestration platform and a range of professional services.
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