Cvent (CVT) and Okta (OKTA) Head to Head Survey

Cvent (NYSE: CVT) and Okta (NASDAQ:OKTA) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and profitability.


This table compares Cvent and Okta’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cvent -9.84% -12.55% -6.86%
Okta -43.99% -66.09% -32.26%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Cvent and Okta, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cvent 0 0 0 0 N/A
Okta 0 3 10 0 2.77

Okta has a consensus price target of $42.30, indicating a potential upside of 6.55%.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

62.3% of Cvent shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.1% of Okta shares are held by institutional investors. 43.0% of Cvent shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cvent and Okta’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cvent N/A N/A N/A ($0.57) N/A
Okta $259.99 million 15.56 -$114.36 million ($1.19) -33.36

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


Cvent beats Okta on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cvent

Cvent, Inc. is a cloud-based enterprise event management company. The Company provides solutions for both sides of the events and meetings value chain, such as event and meeting planners, through its Event Cloud, and hoteliers and venues, through its Hospitality Cloud. The Company offers planners a platform that addresses the entire lifecycle of events and meetings, including budgeting, planning, venue sourcing, marketing, management and measurement of meetings. It offers over six product categories, on over two integrated clouds, the Event Cloud and the Hospitality Cloud. The Event Cloud includes approximately five product categories, such as event management software, enterprise solutions software, mobile event applications, pre- and post-event feedback management software, and onsite event solutions. The Hospitality Cloud includes over three product categories, including group marketing solutions, group demand management, and group business intelligence for hotels and venues.

About Okta

Okta, Inc. is a United States-based independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Company’s Okta Identity Cloud connects and protects employees. It also connects enterprises to their partners, suppliers and customers. The Company offers products, such as Okta information technology (IT) Products and Okta for Developers. Its Okta IT Products include Single Sign-On, Mobility Management, Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication, Lifecycle Management and Universal Directory. The Okta for Developers include Complete Authentication, User Management, Application Programming Interface (API) Access Management and Developer Tools. The Company offers solutions, such as access applications across multiple domains; cloud applications on mobile devices; connecting to distributor and supplier identities; employee single sign-on (SSO) to applications; employee system of record; secure customer identity management; secure infrastructure and services, and mobile device lifecycle automation.

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