Head-To-Head Survey: Workiva (NYSE:WK) & Fastly (NYSE:FSLY)

Workiva (NYSE:WK) and Fastly (NYSE:FSLY) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.1% of Workiva shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.3% of Fastly shares are owned by institutional investors. 18.5% of Workiva shares are owned by company 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.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Workiva $244.34 million 7.65 -$50.07 million ($0.93) -43.59
Fastly N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Fastly has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Workiva.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Workiva and Fastly, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Workiva 1 1 2 0 2.25
Fastly 0 3 9 0 2.75

Workiva presently has a consensus price target of $53.75, suggesting a potential upside of 32.59%. Fastly has a consensus price target of $25.49, suggesting a potential upside of 22.60%. Given Workiva’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Workiva is more favorable than Fastly.


This table compares Workiva and Fastly’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Workiva -14.02% -208.31% -11.04%
Fastly N/A N/A N/A


Fastly beats Workiva on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Workiva

Workiva Inc. provides cloud-based solutions for connected data, reporting, and compliance worldwide. The company offers Wdesk, a platform that provides data collection and linking, data integrations, controlled collaboration, granular permissions, process management, and full audit trail services; and Wdata, which includes data preparation tools, data connectors, and application programming interfaces that enable customers to create direct connections to their data. It serves public and private companies, government agencies, and higher-education institutions. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Ames, Iowa.

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