Critical Review: Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS) & iEntertainment Network (OTCMKTS:IENT)

iEntertainment Network (OTCMKTS:IENT) and Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

iEntertainment Network has a beta of 4.11, meaning that its stock price is 311% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Citrix Systems has a beta of 0.27, meaning that its stock price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares iEntertainment Network and Citrix Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
iEntertainment Network N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Citrix Systems $3.01 billion 5.52 $681.81 million $4.13 32.71

Citrix Systems has higher revenue and earnings than iEntertainment Network.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.0% of Citrix Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 32.0% of iEntertainment Network shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Citrix Systems shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares iEntertainment Network and Citrix Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
iEntertainment Network N/A N/A N/A
Citrix Systems 18.52% 391.74% 13.02%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for iEntertainment Network and Citrix Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
iEntertainment Network 0 0 0 0 N/A
Citrix Systems 1 5 6 1 2.54

Citrix Systems has a consensus target price of $159.54, suggesting a potential upside of 18.09%. Given Citrix Systems’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Citrix Systems is more favorable than iEntertainment Network.

Summary

Citrix Systems beats iEntertainment Network on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

iEntertainment Network Company Profile

iEntertainment Network, Inc. develops and operates retail and online military simulation games. The company offers multiplayer and single-player games. The company was formerly known as Interactive Magic, Inc. and changed its name to iEntertainment Network, Inc. in 1998. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Cary, North Carolina.

Citrix Systems Company Profile

Citrix Systems, Inc. provides workspace, networking, and professional services worldwide. The company offers workspace services, including Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops; Citrix Content Collaboration, a cloud-based file sharing and storage solution, which provides enterprise-class data services on various corporate and personal mobile devices for businesses; Citrix Endpoint Management for mobility and device management capabilities; and Workspace Intelligence that customizes and streamlines user workflows, as well as microapp creation with low-code tooling, automates tasks and functions. It also provides networking products comprising Citrix ADC, an application delivery controller and load balancing solution for web, traditional and cloud-native applications; and Citrix SD-WAN, a WAN Edge solution that delivers flexible, automated, secure connectivity and performance for the workspace, as well as Citrix Analytics for security, performance, and operations. In addition, the company offers customer services, hardware maintenance, consulting, and product training and certification services. The company serves health care, financial services, technology, manufacturing, consumer, and government agencies. It markets and licenses its products through resellers, distributors, systems integrators, independent software vendors, original equipment manufacturers, and service providers. The company was formerly known as Citrus Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Citrix Systems, Inc. in March 2009. Citrix Systems, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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