Spyware … malware … bots…
These terms were hardly mainstream just 10 years ago.
Now, almost everyone with a computer and internet connection is aware of what these words mean.
U.S. businesses used just 15% of their IT budgets on cybersecurity measures in 2020.
In 2022, that percentage jumped to 24%.
People are taking cybersecurity more seriously as attacks on individuals and companies increase by the day.
But with our Stock Power Ratings system, you can see that while the cybersecurity market is growing, some cybersecurity stocks are not.
A Strong Cybersecurity Market Isn’t Helping This Stock
One such stock is Radware Ltd. (Nasdaq: RDWR).
Our system helps you see the real story behind a company.
Radware was launched in 1996 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
It provides infrastructure, application and corporate IT protection against cybersecurity threats.
Despite the popularity, the company’s stock has struggled over the last 12 months.
RDWR stock scores a “High-Risk” 19 out of 100 on our Stock Power Ratings system. We expect it to underperform the broader market over the next 12 months.
RDWR Stock: Weak Value, Momentum and Growth
I love to highlight a company’s positive company financials.
RDWR, on the other hand, has struggled:
- In its most recent quarterly report, the company reported a 4% year-over-year drop in total revenue.
- The company also lost $0.07 in earnings per share over the same quarter a year ago.
That shows why RDWR scores a 20 on growth.
It also scores in the red on our value factor.
RDWR has negative price to earnings, meaning it’s not making any profit.
Its price/earnings to growth (PEG) is 20 times higher than the communication equipment industry average. Remember: You want a company’s PEG to be lower than the average.
It scores a 25 on value.
It means the stock is overvalued, and the company isn’t turning a profit — these are red flags for investors.
RDWR stock is down 43.1% over the last 12 months.
Its communication equipment peers averaged a 23% decline over the same time.
Radware stock scores a 19 overall on our proprietary Stock Power Ratings system.
That means we consider it “High-Risk” and expect it to underperform the broader market.
The world is taking cyber threats very seriously.
These threats can cost you money, peace of mind and even your identity.
While Radware may have an impressive list of cybersecurity services, it’s not enough to save RDWR stock.
Stay Tuned: Cybersecurity Shakeouts
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Stay tuned: Tomorrow, I’ll share all the details on another cybersecurity stock that you should avoid … despite the growth in this sector.
Matt Clark, CMSA®
Research Analyst, Money & Markets
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