Alteryx Inc. (AYX)’s Financial Results Comparing With Fortinet Inc. (NASDAQ:FTNT)

Both Alteryx Inc. (NYSE:AYX) and Fortinet Inc. (NASDAQ:FTNT) are Application Software companies, competing one another. We will contrast their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alteryx Inc. 125 8.49 45.05M 0.50 235.55
Fortinet Inc. 79 2.02 146.22M 2.18 36.86

Table 1 showcases the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Alteryx Inc. and Fortinet Inc. Fortinet Inc. appears to has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Alteryx Inc. The business with the higher P/E out of the two companies is considered for more expensive of the two firms currently. Alteryx Inc. is currently more expensive than Fortinet Inc., because it’s trading at a higher P/E ratio.


Table 2 demonstrates the return on assets, return on equity and net margins of Alteryx Inc. and Fortinet Inc.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alteryx Inc. 36,016,949.15% 15.5% 6.8%
Fortinet Inc. 185,041,761.58% 37.4% 12%


Alteryx Inc.’s Current Ratio and Quick Ratio are 1.6 and 1.6 respectively. The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of its competitor Fortinet Inc. are 1.8 and 1.8 respectively. Fortinet Inc. therefore has a better chance of paying off short and long-term obligations compared to Alteryx Inc.

Analyst Ratings

Alteryx Inc. and Fortinet Inc. Recommendations and Ratings are available on the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alteryx Inc. 0 1 3 2.75
Fortinet Inc. 1 2 1 2.25

Alteryx Inc. has a consensus price target of $134.4, and a 21.42% upside potential. Competitively Fortinet Inc. has a consensus price target of $86.2, with potential upside of 11.24%. The results provided earlier shows that Alteryx Inc. appears more favorable than Fortinet Inc., based on analyst belief.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Institutional investors held 86.9% of Alteryx Inc. shares and 76.4% of Fortinet Inc. shares. Insiders held 0.7% of Alteryx Inc. shares. Competitively, Fortinet Inc. has 11.2% of it’s share held by insiders.


In this table we provide 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)
Alteryx Inc. -2.55% 8.41% 34.32% 66.42% 199.01% 97.65%
Fortinet Inc. -7.24% 4.04% -12.6% 6.85% 27.92% 14.03%

For the past year Alteryx Inc. has stronger performance than Fortinet Inc.

Alteryx, Inc. provides self-service data analytics software platform that enables organizations to enhance business outcomes and the productivity of their business analysts. It offers Alteryx Designer for data preparation, blending, and analytics that could be deployable in the cloud and on premise; Alteryx Server, a secure and scalable product for sharing and running analytic applications in a Web-based environment; and Alteryx Analytics Gallery, a cloud-based collaboration offering that allows users to share workflows in a centralized repository. The company serves clients in business and financial services, consumer goods, healthcare, retail, technology, and travel and hospitality industries in approximately 50 countries. Alteryx, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

Fortinet, Inc. provides cybersecurity solutions for enterprises, service providers, and government organizations worldwide. The company offers FortiGate physical and software licenses that provide various security and networking functions, including firewall, intrusion prevention, anti-malware, virtual private network, application control, Web filtering, anti-spam, and wide area network acceleration; FortiManager product family to provide a central management solution for FortiGate products comprising software updates, configuration, policy settings, and security updates; and the FortiAnalyzer product family, which offers a single point of network log data collection. It also provides FortiAP secure wireless access points; FortiWeb, a Web application firewall; FortiMail email security; FortiDB database security appliances; FortiClient, an endpoint security software; and FortiSwitch secure switch connectivity products. In addition, the company provides FortiSandbox advanced threat protection solutions; FortiDDos and FortiDB database security appliances; and FortiSIEM family of products to provide a cloud-ready security information and event management (SIEM) solution for enterprises and service providers. Further, it offers security subscription, technical support, training, and professional services. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

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