Head to Head Review: Cyan (CYNI) and The Competition

Cyan (NYSE: CYNI) is one of 182 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Cyan to related companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

62.4% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.1% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Cyan and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cyan -146.90% -3,667.16% -186.25%
Cyan Competitors -23.25% -281.61% -5.23%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Cyan and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cyan 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cyan Competitors 822 4716 7519 182 2.53

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 11.06%. Given Cyan’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cyan has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cyan and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cyan N/A N/A -2.86
Cyan Competitors $2.83 billion $298.24 million 348.94

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


Cyan peers beat Cyan on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

About Cyan

Cyan, Inc. is a carrier-grade networking solutions company. The Company’s solutions include high-capacity, multi-layer switching and transport platforms, as well as a carrier-grade software-defined networking platform for network virtualization and control. Its solutions enable network operators to virtualize their networks and helps in service delivery. Its solutions enable a range of applications, including business Ethernet, wireless backhaul, broadband backhaul, cloud connectivity, bandwidth on demand and network functions virtualization (NFV). It provides solutions consisting of its family of Z-Series high-capacity, multi-layer switching and transport platforms, its Blue Planet carrier-grade core operating system (SDN) and NFV orchestration platform and a range of professional services.

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