Critical Survey: CommVault Systems (CVLT) and The Competition

CommVault Systems (NASDAQ: CVLT) is one of 118 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare CommVault Systems to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CommVault Systems and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CommVault Systems $664.72 million $9.35 million 1,214.00
CommVault Systems Competitors $1.52 billion $446.91 million 40.35

CommVault Systems’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than CommVault Systems. CommVault Systems is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

CommVault Systems has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CommVault Systems’ competitors have a beta of 0.98, indicating that their average stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

88.5% of CommVault Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.4% of CommVault Systems shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.8% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares CommVault Systems and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CommVault Systems 0.35% 0.30% 0.17%
CommVault Systems Competitors -43.38% -25.11% -9.90%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for CommVault Systems and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CommVault Systems 0 1 8 0 2.89
CommVault Systems Competitors 263 2005 4263 84 2.63

CommVault Systems presently has a consensus target price of $70.67, indicating a potential upside of 16.42%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 3.82%. Given CommVault Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe CommVault Systems is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

CommVault Systems beats its competitors on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

CommVault Systems Company Profile

Commvault Systems, Inc. (Commvault) is a provider of data and information management software applications and related services. The Company develops, markets and sells a suite of software applications and services, primarily in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, that provides its customers with data protection solutions supporting all operating systems, applications, and databases on virtual and physical servers, Network Attached Storage (NAS) shares, cloud-based infrastructures, and mobile devices; management through a single console; multiple protection methods, including backup and archive, snapshot management, replication, and content indexing for eDiscovery; storage management using deduplication for disk, tape and cloud; integration with the storage arrays; complete virtual infrastructure management supporting multiple hypervisors; security capabilities to limit access to critical data, and policy-based data management.

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