Financial Review: Radware (RDWR) & Mulesoft (MULE)

Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR) and Mulesoft (NYSE:MULE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Radware and Mulesoft, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Radware 0 0 6 0 3.00
Mulesoft 0 3 7 0 2.70

Radware presently has a consensus target price of $20.83, suggesting a potential upside of 3.60%. Mulesoft has a consensus target price of $27.75, suggesting a potential upside of 13.73%. Given Mulesoft’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Mulesoft is more favorable than Radware.

Profitability

This table compares Radware and Mulesoft’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Radware -5.74% -2.27% -1.55%
Mulesoft -25.84% -49.63% -18.06%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Radware and Mulesoft’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Radware $196.59 million 4.45 -$8.65 million ($0.26) -77.34
Mulesoft $187.74 million 16.89 -$49.59 million N/A N/A

Radware has higher revenue and earnings than Mulesoft.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

61.7% of Radware shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.2% of Mulesoft shares are owned by institutional investors. 21.6% of Radware shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Radware beats Mulesoft on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Radware

Radware Ltd. is a provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions. The Company’s solutions incorporate Distributed Denial of Service protection, Web application firewall (WAF) and Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) technologies to enable its customers to provide cyber-attack mitigation solutions for a range of applications. The Company’s products and activities are focused on protecting against cyber-attacks and ensuring optimal application service level for enterprises’ and carriers’ data centers. Its solutions include application and network security, and application delivery. Its application and network Security products include DefensePro Attack Mitigation Device, AppWall Web Application Firewall, DefenseFlow Cyber Command and Control application, and DefensePipe Cloud Scrubbing Service. Its application delivery products include Alteon NG, LinkProof NG and FastView. Its management solutions include APSolute Vision, application performance monitoring and vDirect.

About Mulesoft

MuleSoft, Inc. is engaged in providing a software platform that connects a range of technologies. The Company enables organizations to manage and secure the flow of data between all systems in the enterprise. The Company offers organizations to create agile infrastructures. The Company has developed Anypoint Platform. The Company’s customers use its Anypoint Platform to connect their applications, data, and devices into an application network where systems are pluggable instead of glued together with custom integration code. The application network enables a self-serve infrastructure through discoverable building blocks, or nodes, that can be used and reused to rapidly compose applications. With an application network built with Anypoint Platform, organizations can transform into composable enterprises.

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