Varonis Systems (VRNS) & Progress Software (PRGS) Head to Head Contrast
Varonis Systems (NASDAQ:VRNS) and Progress Software (NASDAQ:PRGS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Varonis Systems and Progress Software’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
82.2% of Varonis Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.1% of Progress Software shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.2% of Varonis Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.5% of Progress Software shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Varonis Systems and Progress Software’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Varonis Systems||$217.36 million||8.61||-$13.69 million||($0.50)||-128.16|
|Progress Software||$397.57 million||3.63||$37.41 million||$1.72||18.69|
Progress Software has higher revenue and earnings than Varonis Systems. Varonis Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Progress Software, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Varonis Systems and Progress Software, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Varonis Systems presently has a consensus price target of $73.81, indicating a potential upside of 15.19%. Progress Software has a consensus price target of $40.33, indicating a potential upside of 25.49%. Given Progress Software’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Progress Software is more favorable than Varonis Systems.
Progress Software pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Varonis Systems does not pay a dividend. Progress Software pays out 32.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Volatility and Risk
Varonis Systems has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Progress Software has a beta of 0.8, indicating that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Progress Software beats Varonis Systems on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Varonis Systems
Varonis Systems, Inc. provides software solutions that protect data from insider threats and cyberattacks. The company, through its software, allows organizations to protect data stored on premises and on cloud, such as sensitive files and emails; confidential customer, patient and employee data; financial records; strategic and product plans; and other intellectual property. It offers DatAdvantage that captures, aggregates, normalizes, and analyzes every data access event for every user on Windows and UNIX/Linux servers, storage devices, email systems, and Intranet servers; DataPrivilege, which provides a self-service Web portal that allows users to request access to data necessary for their business functions, and owners to grant access without IT intervention; and Data Classification Engine that identifies and tags data based on criteria set in multiple metadata dimensions and provides business and IT personnel with actionable intelligence about data. Varonis Systems, Inc. also provides Data Transport Engine, which provides an execution engine that unifies the manipulation of data and metadata, translating business decisions, and instructions into technical commands, such as data migration or archiving; DatAnswers that provides secure, relevant, and timely search functionality for enterprise data; and DatAnywhere provides its customers' employees hybrid-cloud experience using its existing storage infrastructure. The company sells its products and services through a global network of distributors and Value Added Resellers. It serves IT and business personnel. Varonis Systems, Inc. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
About Progress Software
Progress Software Corporation provides software solutions for various industries worldwide. It operates through three segments: OpenEdge; Data Connectivity and Integration; and Application Development and Deployment. The OpenEdge segment offers Progress OpenEdge, a development software, which builds multi-language applications for secure deployment across various platforms and devices, as well as cloud; Progress Corticon, a business rules management system that enables applications with decision automation and change process, and decision-related insight capabilities; DataRPM, which provides maintenance solutions for industrial IoT; and Kinvey that offers cloud backend as a service technology. The Data Connectivity and Integration segment provides Progress DataDirect Connect software, which offers data connectivity using industry-standard interfaces to connect applications running on various platforms; and Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline, a data access service that provides cloud and on-premises data sources for hybrid cloud applications, such as CRM, data management platforms, and hosted analytics. The Application Development and Deployment segment offers Dev Tools, a cross-platform, user experience design, quality assurance, debugging, and reporting suite; NativeScript, an open-source application development platform; Test Studio, an application lifecycle management suite for testing Web, mobile, and desktop applications; and Sitefinity, a Web content management and customer analytics platform. The company also provides project management, implementation, custom development, programming, and other services, as well as services to Web-enable applications; and training services. It sells its products directly to end users, as well as indirectly to application partners, original equipment manufacturers, and system integrators. Progress Software Corporation was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts.
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