Gigamon (NYSE: GIMO) and Alteryx (NYSE:AYX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
96.8% of Gigamon shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.3% of Alteryx shares are held by institutional investors. 4.5% of Gigamon shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Gigamon and Alteryx, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Gigamon currently has a consensus price target of $45.35, indicating a potential upside of 17.79%. Alteryx has a consensus price target of $21.67, indicating a potential downside of 22.17%. Given Gigamon’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Gigamon is more favorable than Alteryx.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Gigamon and Alteryx’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Gigamon||$310.86 million||4.68||$49.43 million||($0.03)||-1,282.91|
|Alteryx||$85.79 million||19.20||-$24.25 million||N/A||N/A|
Gigamon has higher revenue and earnings than Alteryx.
This table compares Gigamon and Alteryx’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Gigamon beats Alteryx on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Gigamon Company Profile
Gigamon Inc. offers a solution that delivers visibility and control of data-in-motion traversing enterprise, federal and service provider networks. The Company’s Visibility Platform consists of a distributed system of nodes (that in combination establish a Visibility Fabric). The Visibility Platform includes physical appliances and virtual nodes that can be deployed in data centers, central offices, virtualized/private cloud/public cloud environments, and small form-factor remote site appliances, which in combination enable pervasive visibility of network infrastructures. Its GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform enables security teams and information technology (IT) personnel to gain visibility into their IT infrastructure by forwarding selected traffic of interest from network, server and remote location infrastructure to security, management, analysis and compliance tools in a manner that is optimized for specific uses or functions.
Alteryx Company Profile
Alteryx, Inc. is a United States-based provider of self-service data analytics software. The Company offers various products, such as Alteryx Designer, Alteryx Server and Alteryx Analytics Gallery. Alteryx Designer is a repeatable workflow for self-service data analytics. Alteryx Designer allows data analysts by combining data preparation, data blending, and analytics-predictive, statistical and spatial-using the same user interface. Alteryx Server is a scalable platform to deploy and share analytics. Alteryx Server accelerates time to analytical insight, and allows analysts and business users across organization to make data-driven decisions. Alteryx Analytics Gallery is an analytics cloud platform to recognize that business decision makers expect their business applications to be as engaging as the applications they use at home. Its solutions include analytic, departmental and industry. Its analytic solutions connect business analysts and decision makers to data.
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