Critical Survey: Zscaler (ZS) and Its Rivals
Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) is one of 38 publicly-traded companies in the “Custom computer programming services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Zscaler to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Zscaler and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Zscaler||$190.17 million||-$33.65 million||-137.55|
|Zscaler Competitors||$2.00 billion||$177.09 million||-3.61|
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Zscaler and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Zscaler presently has a consensus target price of $35.86, indicating a potential downside of 15.89%. As a group, “Custom computer programming services” companies have a potential downside of 1.20%. Given Zscaler’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Zscaler has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
23.1% of Zscaler shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.4% of shares of all “Custom computer programming services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.7% of shares of all “Custom computer programming services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Zscaler and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Zscaler rivals beat Zscaler on 11 of the 12 factors compared.
Zscaler Company Profile
Zscaler, Inc. operates as a cloud security company worldwide. The company develops a software-as-a-service based security platform that secures access for users and devices to applications and services. It serves airline and transportation, conglomerate, consumer good and retail, financial service, healthcare, manufacturing, media and communication, public sector and education, technology, and telecommunications service industries. The company was formerly known as SafeChannel, Inc., and changed its name to Zscaler, Inc. in August 2008. Zscaler, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
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