Forescout Technologies (NASDAQ:FSCT) vs. Its Peers Financial Analysis

Forescout Technologies (NASDAQ: FSCT) is one of 182 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Forescout Technologies to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Forescout Technologies and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Forescout Technologies N/A N/A N/A
Forescout Technologies Competitors -21.14% -255.93% -3.33%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Forescout Technologies and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Forescout Technologies 0 2 3 0 2.60
Forescout Technologies Competitors 880 4898 7652 191 2.53

Forescout Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $32.20, indicating a potential upside of 8.45%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 4.85%. Given Forescout Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Forescout Technologies is more favorable than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

4.6% of Forescout Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.9% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Forescout Technologies and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Forescout Technologies $220.87 million -$91.21 million N/A
Forescout Technologies Competitors $2.89 billion $231.60 million 368.95

Forescout Technologies’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Forescout Technologies.

Summary

Forescout Technologies beats its peers on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About Forescout Technologies

ForeScout Technologies, Inc. is a United States-based provider of automated security control solutions. The Company transforms security through visibility. It offers enterprises and government organizations the ability to see devices, including non-traditional devices, the instant they connect to the network. It allows the user to control these devices and orchestrate information sharing and operation among disparate security tools to accelerate incident response. Its products include CounterACT Platform, CounterACT Models, Extended Integration Modules, Open Integration Module and Other Products. Its solutions integrate with network, security, mobility and information technology (IT) management products to automate workflows. The Company’s solutions include Network Access Control; Endpoint Compliance; Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) & Mobile Security for Enterprise; Vulnerability Management, Policy and Solutions, and Advanced Network Threat Prevention and Cyber Defense Solutions.

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