Cyren (NASDAQ: CYRN) and Perion Network (NASDAQ:PERI) are both small-cap technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cyren and Perion Network’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cyren $30.80 million 3.32 -$6.21 million ($0.30) -6.83
Perion Network $312.79 million 0.25 $200,000.00 ($0.46) -2.17

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

Risk & Volatility

Cyren has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perion Network has a beta of 1.62, meaning that its share price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cyren and Perion Network, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cyren 0 0 0 0 N/A
Perion Network 0 1 0 0 2.00


This table compares Cyren and Perion Network’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cyren -53.03% -44.48% -26.83%
Perion Network -12.50% 7.83% 4.54%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

24.1% of Cyren shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.5% of Perion Network shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Perion Network beats Cyren on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cyren Company Profile

Cyren Ltd is engaged in developing and marketing information security solutions for protecting Web, e-mail and mobile transactions. The Company is a Security-as-a-Service provider of integrated cloud-based security technology solutions that mitigate cyber threats, malware attacks, information leaks, legal liability and productivity loss through the application of cyber intelligence. It delivers security services to a range of customers and original equipment manufacturer, and service provider distribution partners, including network and security vendors offering content security gateways, unified threat management solutions and antivirus solutions, and to service providers, such as Software-as-a-Service vendors, Web hosting providers and Internet service providers. Its technologies include CYREN GlobalView Cloud and Recurrent Pattern Detection. Its offerings include CYREN WebSecurity (CWS), CYREN EmailSecurity, Cyber Intelligence Suite and Embedded Solutions.

Perion Network Company Profile

Perion Network Ltd. is a global technology company. It is engaged in delivering advertising solutions to brands and publishers. It operates through High Impact Advertising solutions segment. It provides execution, ranging from high-impact advertisement formats to branded search, and a unified social and mobile programmatic platform. Its business solutions include Undertone, Codefuel, Growmobile, IncrediMail and Smilebox. Undertone offers engaging digital advertising, which is designed to capture consumer attention and drive engagement, delivering these advertisements across a portfolio of Websites and mobile applications. CodeFuel is an engagement and monetization suite delivering solutions for both content publishers and advertisers. Growmobile offers automated marketing solutions ranging from social advertising to user engagement. IncrediMail is a unified messaging application. Smilebox is a photo sharing and social expression product and offers various formats, themes and styles.

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