Keynote (NASDAQ: KEYN) and A10 Networks (NYSE:ATEN) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Keynote and A10 Networks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Keynote N/A N/A N/A
A10 Networks -6.94% -17.63% -7.12%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

58.2% of A10 Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. 31.6% of A10 Networks shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Keynote and A10 Networks’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Keynote N/A N/A N/A $0.15 N/A
A10 Networks $230.00 million 2.50 -$20.94 million ($0.25) -32.56

Keynote has higher earnings, but lower revenue than A10 Networks. A10 Networks is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Keynote, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Keynote and A10 Networks, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Keynote 0 0 0 0 N/A
A10 Networks 0 0 3 0 3.00

A10 Networks has a consensus target price of $9.33, suggesting a potential upside of 14.66%.

About Keynote

Keynote Systems, Inc. is a United States-based company, which is engaged in cloud-based testing, monitoring and analytics for mobile and Web. Keynote Perspective is engaged in on-demand performance monitoring for enterprise Web and mobile sites, including online portals, e-commerce and business-to-business (B2B) sites. Keynote DeviceAnywhere is a cloud-based software platform for automated QA testing and monitoring of mobile apps and Websites on real smartphones and tablets. Keynote SIGOS offers automated end-to-end active testing of telecommunications networks and services. The Keynote SIGOS SITE and Global Roamer products are used by network operators, content providers, carriers and regulators. Meucci Solutions offers mobile fraud detection services and end-to-end quality of service (QoS) monitoring.

About A10 Networks

A10 Networks, Inc. is a provider of software and hardware solutions. The Company’s solutions enable its customers to secure and optimize the performance of their data center and cloud applications, and secure their users, applications and infrastructure from Internet, Web and network threats at scale. The Company offers a portfolio of hardware, software and cloud offerings. Its customers include cloud providers, Web-scale companies, service providers, government organizations and enterprises. The Company’s portfolio consists of six application delivery and security products, including Application Delivery Controllers (ADC), Lightning Application Delivery Service (Lightning ADS), Carrier Grade Network Address Translation (CGN), Threat Protection System (TPS), SSL Insight (SSLi) and Convergent Firewall (CFW). The Company’s products are available in a range of form factors, such as optimized hardware appliances, bare metal software, virtual appliances and cloud-native software.

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