Reviewing FireEye Inc. (FEYE)’s and ShotSpotter Inc. (NASDA…

FireEye Inc. (NASDAQ:FEYE) and ShotSpotter Inc. (NASDAQ:SSTI) compete with each other in the Application Software sector. We will analyze and contrast their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FireEye Inc. 830.95M 4.04 243.12M -1.45 0.00
ShotSpotter Inc. 34.75M 15.36 2.73M -1.47 0.00

Table 1 demonstrates FireEye Inc. and ShotSpotter Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.


Table 2 provides FireEye Inc. and ShotSpotter Inc.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FireEye Inc. -29.26% -42.4% -10.7%
ShotSpotter Inc. -7.86% -37.4% -14.1%


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of FireEye Inc. are 2 and 2. Competitively, ShotSpotter Inc. has 1 and 1 for Current and Quick Ratio. FireEye Inc.’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than ShotSpotter Inc.

Analyst Ratings

The following table given below contains the ratings and recommendations for FireEye Inc. and ShotSpotter Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
FireEye Inc. 0 5 1 2.17
ShotSpotter Inc. 0 1 0 2.00

FireEye Inc.’s upside potential is 17.86% at a $19.8 consensus target price. ShotSpotter Inc. on the other hand boasts of a $49 consensus target price and a -0.67% potential downside. Based on the results given earlier, FireEye Inc. is looking more favorable than ShotSpotter Inc., analysts view.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Roughly 76.7% of FireEye Inc. shares are held by institutional investors while 61.2% of ShotSpotter Inc. are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% are FireEye Inc.’s share held by insiders. Comparatively, insiders own roughly 5.3% of ShotSpotter Inc.’s shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
FireEye Inc. -1.3% -0.6% 27.91% 15.09% 43.01% 39.08%
ShotSpotter Inc. -6.22% -13.93% -41% 0% 139.09% 154.23%

For the past year FireEye Inc. was less bullish than ShotSpotter Inc.

FireEye, Inc. provides cybersecurity solutions that allow organizations to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and remediate cyber-attacks. The company provides vector-specific appliance and cloud-based solutions detect and block known and unknown cyber-attacks. It offers threat detection and prevention solutions, including network security products; email security solutions; endpoint security solutions; and content security products; and security management and orchestration products, such as Central Management System, FireEye Security Orchestrator, Threat Analytics Platform; Malware Analysis series of appliances; and Enterprise Forensics series of appliances. It also offers Security-as-a-Service solutions comprising cloud-based Email Threat Prevention solution; FireEye Helix platform; and FireEye-as-a-Service managed service; threat intelligence subscriptions, such as Dynamic Threat Intelligence Cloud, Advanced Threat Intelligence, and FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence; and customer support and maintenance services. In addition, the company provides professional services, including incident response, compromise assessments, and related security consulting services; cyber threat intelligence services; and training services. It serves telecommunications providers, financial services entities, Internet search engines, social networking sites, stock exchanges, electrical grid operators, networking vendors, oil and gas companies, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies, and local and international governmental agencies. FireEye, Inc. provides its products and services through distributors, resellers, and strategic partners in the United States, the Asia Pacific, Japan, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and other regions. The company was formerly known as NetForts, Inc. and changed its name to FireEye, Inc. in September 2005. FireEye, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

ShotSpotter, Inc. provides software-as-a-service based gunshot detection solutions for law enforcement officials and security personnel worldwide. Its solutions include ShotSpotter Flex, an outdoor public safety solution for cities and municipalities to identify, locate, and deter gun violence by incorporating a real-time gunshot detection system into their policing systems; and SST SecureCampus and ShotSpotter SiteSecure that helps the law enforcement and security personnel serving universities, colleges, and other educational institutions to mitigate risk and enhance security by notifying authorities and first responders of an active-shooter. The company serves public safety customers and higher-education campuses through direct sales teams. ShotSpotter, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Newark, California.

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