Reviewing BOX (BOX) & CommVault Systems (CVLT)

CommVault Systems (NASDAQ:CVLT) and BOX (NYSE:BOX) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation and risk.

Risk and Volatility

CommVault Systems has a beta of 1.21, indicating that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BOX has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares CommVault Systems and BOX’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CommVault Systems 0.57% 5.78% 2.87%
BOX -25.39% -482.42% -27.14%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for CommVault Systems and BOX, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CommVault Systems 0 2 6 0 2.75
BOX 0 4 11 0 2.73

CommVault Systems currently has a consensus target price of $77.33, suggesting a potential upside of 13.13%. BOX has a consensus target price of $26.50, suggesting a potential upside of 12.72%. Given CommVault Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe CommVault Systems is more favorable than BOX.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CommVault Systems and BOX’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CommVault Systems $699.39 million 4.49 -$61.90 million ($0.59) -115.86
BOX $506.14 million 6.66 -$154.96 million ($1.16) -20.27

CommVault Systems has higher revenue and earnings than BOX. CommVault Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than BOX, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.2% of CommVault Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.6% of BOX shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.4% of CommVault Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of BOX shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

CommVault Systems beats BOX on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CommVault Systems

Commvault Systems, Inc. provides data protection and information management software applications and related services in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, and China. The company offers data protection, backup, and recovery software solutions for the backup of databases, files, applications, endpoints, and virtual machines according to data type and recovery profile; and help to optimize storage with deduplication, recover data, and leverage reports. It also provides cloud and infrastructure management software solutions to manage storage hardware and virtual infrastructure; and retention and compliance software solutions that provide content based retention, enterprise search and e-discovery, email archiving, data loss prevention, and secure file sharing services. In addition, the company offers Commvault HyperScale, a cloud-ready on premises data management solution; and Commvault HyperScale software and appliances. Further, it provides customer support, consulting, assessment and design, installation, training, implementation and post-deployment, and education services. The company sells its software and services directly through its sales force to large enterprises, small and medium sized businesses, and government agencies, as well as indirectly through its network of value-added reseller partners, systems integrators, corporate resellers, and original equipment manufacturers. It licenses its software applications to customers in the banking, insurance and financial services, government, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and medical services, technology, legal, manufacturing, utility, and energy industries. The company has strategic relationships with Atos, Cisco, Citrix, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Infinidat, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and VMware. Commvault Systems, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

About BOX

Box, Inc. provides cloud content management platform that enables organizations of various sizes to manage and share their enterprise content from anywhere or any device. The company's Software-as-a-Service platform enables users to collaborate on content internally and with external parties, automate content-driven business processes, develop custom applications, and implement data protection, security, and compliance features. Box, Inc. offers its solution in 23 languages. It serves healthcare and life sciences, financial services, legal services, media and entertainment, retail, education, and energy industries, as well as government sector primarily in the United States. The company was formerly known as Box.net, Inc. and changed its name to Box, Inc. in November 2011. Box, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

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