Everbridge (NASDAQ: EVBG) and Sourcefire (NASDAQ:FIRE) are both software – nec companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Everbridge and Sourcefire’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Everbridge||$104.35 million||8.61||-$11.28 million||($0.71)||-44.79|
Sourcefire has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Everbridge.
This table compares Everbridge and Sourcefire’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Everbridge and Sourcefire, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Everbridge currently has a consensus price target of $37.25, indicating a potential upside of 17.14%. Sourcefire has a consensus price target of $2.50, indicating a potential upside of 7.30%. Given Everbridge’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Everbridge is more favorable than Sourcefire.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
74.0% of Everbridge shares are held by institutional investors. 41.4% of Everbridge shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Everbridge beats Sourcefire on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Everbridge Company Profile
Everbridge, Inc. is a global software company. The Company provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate organizations’ operational response to critical events in order to keep people safe and businesses running. During public safety threats, such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events, such as information technology (IT) outages, cyber-attacks or other incidents, such as product recalls or supply-chain interruptions, its Software as a Service (SaaS)-based platform enables its customers to aggregate and assess threat data, locate people at risk and responders able to assist, automate the execution of pre-defined communications processes, and track progress on executing response plans. Its platform provides organizations with the ability to send and receive notifications based on the last known locations of people, not just based on a static office or home address.
Sourcefire Company Profile
Sourcefire, Inc. (Sourcefire) is engaged in the business of delivering intelligent cybersecurity technologies. The Company provides a portfolio of solutions that enables commercial enterprises and government agencies worldwide to manage and minimize cybersecurity risks. Sourcefire provides customers with Agile Security that consists of hardware with embedded software, software and cloud-based solutions. It sells its solutions to a customer base that includes Global 2000 companies, global enterprises, the United States and international government agencies, and small and mid-size businesses. During the year ended December 31, 2012, it generated approximately 67% of the Company’s revenue from customers in the United States, and 33% of the Company’s revenue from customers outside of the United States. As of December 31, 2012, its product revenue and services revenue represented 61% and 39% of its total revenue, respectively.
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