Fortinet (FTNT) & RadiSys (RSYS) Financial Review

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) and RadiSys (NASDAQ:RSYS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

69.1% of Fortinet shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.4% of RadiSys shares are owned by institutional investors. 17.7% of Fortinet shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.1% of RadiSys shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Fortinet and RadiSys’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fortinet $1.49 billion 7.19 $31.39 million $0.52 122.94
RadiSys $133.77 million 0.21 -$52.60 million ($0.55) -1.29

Fortinet has higher revenue and earnings than RadiSys. RadiSys is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fortinet, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Fortinet has a beta of 0.76, meaning that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RadiSys has a beta of 0.77, meaning that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Fortinet and RadiSys’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fortinet 4.01% 14.64% 4.83%
RadiSys -40.08% -100.29% -21.11%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Fortinet and RadiSys, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fortinet 1 12 10 0 2.39
RadiSys 0 0 5 0 3.00

Fortinet currently has a consensus price target of $55.24, indicating a potential downside of 13.60%. RadiSys has a consensus price target of $3.60, indicating a potential upside of 406.33%. Given RadiSys’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe RadiSys is more favorable than Fortinet.

Summary

Fortinet beats RadiSys on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Fortinet

Fortinet, Inc. provides broad, automated, and integrated cybersecurity solutions worldwide. It offers FortiGate hardware and software licenses that provide various security and networking functions, including firewall, intrusion prevention, anti-malware, virtual private network, application control, Web filtering, anti-spam, and WAN acceleration; and FortiSandbox technology that delivers proactive detection and mitigation services; and FortiSIEM family of products, which offers a cloud-ready security information and event management solution for enterprises and service providers. The company also provides FortiSwitch product family that offers secure switching solutions for connecting customers end devices, such as computers and laptops, as well as an expanding field of Internet of Things devices; and Fortinet Management and Analysis products consisting of FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer hardware and software products. In addition, it provides security subscription, technical support, professional, and training services. The company sells its security solutions to channel partners; and directly to end-customers, including small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises, and government organizations in a range of industries consisting of telecommunications, technology, government, financial services, education, retail, manufacturing, and healthcare. Fortinet, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

About RadiSys

Radisys Corporation provides telecom solutions worldwide. It operates in two segments, Software-Systems and Hardware Solutions. The company's products include MediaEngine products that provide media processing capabilities required for applications, such as voice over long-term evolution (VoLTE), voice over Wi-Fi, Web real-time communication, and multimedia conferencing, as well as media interworking; and MobilityEngine, Its MobilityEngine products portfolio provide solutions for 4G, LTE-Advance and emerging 5G standards for RAN use cases, including Centralized, Virtualized and multi access edge compute (MEC). It also offers FlowEngine, which comprises data plane traffic distribution products that classify and distribute session data flows to network processing resources. In addition, the company develops telecommunications products and applications; and DCEngine products include open-based rack-scale systems that provide transformation to cloud based compute, storage, networking fabrics, and open source hardware and software. Further, it offers legacy embedded products, including ATCA, computer-on-module express, and rack mount servers that enable the control and movement of data in 3G and LTE telecom networks and provide the hardware enablement for network elements applications; enable image processing capabilities for healthcare markets; and enable energy-efficient computing capabilities for industrial deployments. The company sells its products through direct sales, distributors, sales representatives, and system integrators in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Radisys Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon.

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