Tufin Software Technologies (NYSE:TUFN) and Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.
This table compares Tufin Software Technologies and Sykes Enterprises’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Tufin Software Technologies||N/A||N/A||N/A|
88.6% of Sykes Enterprises shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of Sykes Enterprises shares are owned by 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.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Tufin Software Technologies and Sykes Enterprises, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Tufin Software Technologies||0||2||6||0||2.75|
Tufin Software Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $29.57, indicating a potential downside of 0.26%. Sykes Enterprises has a consensus target price of $31.00, indicating a potential upside of 9.89%. Given Sykes Enterprises’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Sykes Enterprises is more favorable than Tufin Software Technologies.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Tufin Software Technologies and Sykes Enterprises’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Tufin Software Technologies||$84.98 million||11.32||-$4.26 million||N/A||N/A|
|Sykes Enterprises||$1.63 billion||0.74||$48.93 million||$2.02||13.97|
Sykes Enterprises has higher revenue and earnings than Tufin Software Technologies.
Sykes Enterprises beats Tufin Software Technologies on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Tufin Software Technologies
Tufin Ltd. provides security policy management solutions. It offers Orchestration Suite, a solution for automatically designing, provisioning, analyzing, and auditing network security changes from the application layer down to the network layer; SecureTrack, a management platform for firewalls, routers, load-balancers, and additional network devices; SecureChange, a solution for automating firewall and router configuration changes across complex networks; SecureApp, a solution that enables organizations to manage network connectivity and security policies; and Tufin Iris, a cloud-native solution that enables cloud operations and IT security teams to gain visibility and control of security policies for cloud-based applications. The company provides solutions in the areas of change management, software-defined data center, firewall optimization, payment card industry data security standard compliance, network segmentation, continuous compliance, risk management, next generation firewall, and business continuity aspects for firewall/network administrators, chief security officers/chief information security officers, compliance officers, service providers, independent auditors, application owners, and chief information officers. It serves telecommunication, financial, energy and utility, retail, government, transportation, and pharmaceutical markets through a network of partners worldwide. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Ramat Gan, Israel with additional offices in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.
About Sykes Enterprises
Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides multichannel demand generation and global customer engagement services. Its customer care services include handling billing inquiries and claims, activating customer accounts, resolving complaints, cross-selling/up-selling, and prequalifying and warranty management, as well as providing health information and dispatching roadside assistance. The company's technical support services comprise support around complex networks, hardware and software, communications equipment, Internet access technology, and Internet portal usage. It also provides customer acquisition services, which focuses around digital marketing, multichannel demand generation, and inbound up-selling and sales conversion, as well as outbound selling of its clients' products and services. In addition, the company offers technical staffing and outsourced corporate help desk services; and fulfillment services, such as order and payment processing, inventory control, product delivery, and product returns handling, as well as consulting, implementation, hosting, and managed services that optimize its differentiated full lifecycle management services platform. The company offers its services through phone, email, social media, text messaging, chat, and digital self-service support. Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated provides its services to corporations, medium-sized businesses, and public institutions in the financial services, communications, technology, transportation and leisure, healthcare, and other industries. It operates in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia, the Asia Pacific Rim, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
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