Head to Head Contrast: Safe-T Group (NASDAQ:SFET) vs. Elastic (NYSE:ESTC)

Safe-T Group (NASDAQ:SFETGet Rating) and Elastic (NYSE:ESTCGet Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Safe-T Group has a beta of 0.58, indicating that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Elastic has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Safe-T Group and Elastic’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Safe-T Group -127.67% -46.16% -37.10%
Elastic -22.67% -34.20% -10.90%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Safe-T Group and Elastic’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Safe-T Group $10.28 million 1.66 -$13.13 million N/A N/A
Elastic $608.49 million 9.82 -$129.43 million ($1.98) -32.28

Safe-T Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Elastic.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Safe-T Group and Elastic, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Safe-T Group 0 0 2 0 3.00
Elastic 0 3 12 0 2.80

Safe-T Group currently has a consensus price target of $4.00, suggesting a potential upside of 613.01%. Elastic has a consensus price target of $148.79, suggesting a potential upside of 132.77%. Given Safe-T Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Safe-T Group is more favorable than Elastic.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

5.9% of Safe-T Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.4% of Elastic shares are held by institutional investors. 18.9% of Elastic shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Elastic beats Safe-T Group on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Safe-T Group Company Profile (Get Rating)

Safe-T Group Ltd. provides cybersecurity and privacy solutions to consumers and enterprises in Israel, the United States, Hong Kong, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. Its cybersecurity solutions comprise iShield, a cybersecurity cloud software that protects users from online threats, including phishing, malware, ransomware and others; AdBlocker, an iOS application for an ad-free internet experience; ZoneZero SDP, a solution based on software defined perimeter and zero trust network access concepts that grant access to applications on a need-to-know basis only; ZoneZero MFA, a solution designed to add centralized multi-factor authentication capabilities for various types of internal applications; and SDE, which is designed to unify various data exchange scenarios of an organization. The company also provides Proxy solutions consisting of static and dynamic residential proxy network cloud services, data center proxy network cloud services, and data collection API cloud services; Proxy-in-a-Box, an on-premise solution of private proxy access network for customers who wish to deploy and maintain their own proxy network; and Premium dedicated static residential proxies, a solution that creates a dedicated static IP for each user. It offers its products through resellers, distributors, and internet service providers. The company serves finance, healthcare, and retail sectors; and government agencies, commercial and online companies, and educational institutions. Safe-T Group Ltd. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Herzliya, Israel.

Elastic Company Profile (Get Rating)

Elastic N.V., a search company, delivers technology that enables users to search through structured and unstructured data for a range of consumer and enterprise applications. It primarily offers Elastic Stack, a set of software products that ingest and store data from various sources and formats, as well as perform search, analysis, and visualization. The company's Elastic Stack product comprises Elasticsearch, a distributed, real-time search and analytics engine, and data store for various types of data, including textual, numerical, geospatial, structured, and unstructured; Kibana, a user interface, management, and configuration interface for the Elastic Stack; Beats, a single-purpose data shippers for sending data from edge machines to Elasticsearch or Logstash; Elastic Agent that includes integrated host protection and central management services; and Logstash, a data processing pipeline for ingesting data into Elasticsearch or other storage systems. It also provides software solutions on the Elastic Stack that address cases, including app search, site search, workplace search, logging, metrics, application performance management, business analytics, and security analytics. Its products are used by individual developers and organizations of a range of industries. Elastic N.V. has a strategic partnership with Confluent, Inc. to enhance existing product integrations and jointly develop new capabilities that helps users to combine the benefits of the Elastic Stack and Kafka. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

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