Head to Head Survey: Mimecast (MIME) and Its Rivals

Mimecast (NASDAQ: MIME) is one of 182 publicly-traded companies in the “Prepackaged software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Mimecast to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

Mimecast has a beta of 0.24, indicating that its share price is 76% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mimecast’s competitors have a beta of -17.41, indicating that their average share price is 1,841% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.5% of Mimecast shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.5% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are held by institutional investors. 22.4% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are held 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mimecast -3.51% -9.88% -3.52%
Mimecast Competitors -5.70% -80.84% -1.74%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Mimecast and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mimecast 0 1 9 0 2.90
Mimecast Competitors 1067 5585 11549 449 2.61

Mimecast presently has a consensus target price of $37.60, suggesting a potential downside of 2.03%. As a group, “Prepackaged software” companies have a potential upside of 5.24%. Given Mimecast’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Mimecast has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Mimecast $186.56 million -$5.44 million -383.80
Mimecast Competitors $1.67 billion $249.35 million -0.12

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

Summary

Mimecast competitors beat Mimecast on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Mimecast

Mimecast Limited, a email and data security company, provides cloud security and risk management services for corporate information and email. The company offers Mimecast Email Security services, including targeted threat protection services, such as URL Protect that addresses the threat from emails containing malicious links; Attachment Protect that reduces threat from weaponized or malware-laden attachments used in spear-phishing and other attacks; Impersonation Protect that gives protection from malware-less social engineering attacks; and Internal Email Protect, which allows customers to monitor, detect, and remediate security threats that originate from within their internal email systems. Its Mimecast Email Security services also comprise Secure Messaging for sharing sensitive information with external contacts through email; and Data Leak Prevention, which prevents the inadvertent or malicious loss of sensitive corporate data with advanced data leak prevention and content controls. In addition, the company offers Mimecast Mailbox Continuity, which protects email and data against the threat of downtime as a result of system failure, natural disasters, planned maintenance, system upgrades, and migrations; and Mimecast Enterprise Information Archiving that offers cloud archive consolidation of inbound, outbound and internal email, files, and instant messaging in an archive, as well as incorporates legacy data from additional archives into the same searchable store. Further, it provides Service Bundles, a unified service managed from a single administration console; and Mimecast Mobile and Desktop Apps for mobile, PC, and Mac users to get self-service access to security features. The company sells its services through direct sales and channel partners. Mimecast Limited was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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