Comparing of Box Inc. (BOX) and OneSpan Inc. (NASDAQ:OSPN)

As Application Software businesses, Box Inc. (NYSE:BOX) and OneSpan Inc. (NASDAQ:OSPN), are affected by compare. This especially applies to their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Box Inc. 19 3.03 N/A -0.95 0.00
OneSpan Inc. 16 2.38 N/A -0.17 0.00

Table 1 shows top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of the two companies.


Table 2 represents Box Inc. (NYSE:BOX) and OneSpan Inc. (NASDAQ:OSPN)’s return on assets, return on equity and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Box Inc. 0.00% -439.4% -21%
OneSpan Inc. 0.00% 1.5% 1.1%

Risk and Volatility

Box Inc. is 35.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 due to its 1.35 beta. OneSpan Inc. on the other hand, has 2.12 beta which makes it 112.00% more volatile compared to Standard and Poor’s 500.


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Box Inc. are 0.8 and 0.8. Competitively, OneSpan Inc. has 2.5 and 2.3 for Current and Quick Ratio. OneSpan Inc.’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Box Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

The Ratings and Recommendations for Box Inc. and OneSpan Inc. are featured in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Box Inc. 0 1 5 2.83
OneSpan Inc. 0 2 1 2.33

Box Inc. has a 80.89% upside potential and an average target price of $23.57. OneSpan Inc. on the other hand boasts of a $19.67 consensus target price and a 50.96% potential upside. The results from earlier shows that analysts opinion suggest that Box Inc. seems more appealing than OneSpan Inc.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Box Inc. and OneSpan Inc. has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 67.6% and 68%. About 1.1% of Box Inc.’s share are owned by insiders. Comparatively, insiders own roughly 16.4% of OneSpan 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)
Box Inc. -1.49% -5.54% -18.2% -18.8% -30.45% -2.01%
OneSpan Inc. -8.05% 4.43% -20.02% 2.09% -14.13% 12.9%

For the past year Box Inc. had bearish trend while OneSpan Inc. had bullish trend.


On 5 of the 9 factors OneSpan Inc. beats Box Inc.

Box, Inc. provides cloud content management platform that enables organizations of various sizes to manage their enterprise content from anywhere. The companyÂ’s platform enables users to collaborate on content internally and with external parties, automate content-driven business processes, develop custom applications, and implement data protection, security, and compliance features. Box, Inc. offers its solution in 22 languages. It serves healthcare and life sciences, financial services, legal services, media and entertainment, retail, education, energy, and government industries primarily in the United States. The company was formerly known as, Inc. and changed its name to Box, Inc. in November 2011. Box, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

OneSpan Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and markets digital solutions for identity, security, and business productivity worldwide. It enables financial institutions and other organizations to succeed by making bold advances in their digital transformation. The company offers DIGIPASS software authenticators that balance the need for stronger mobile application security; DIGIPASS for Apps, a software development kit, which allows application developers to natively integrate security features; DIGIPASS for Mobile, a mobile authenticator that operates as a discrete mobile application; IDENTIKEY Risk Manager, an anti-fraud solution; and application shielding with runtime application self-protection that neutralizes the threat of attacks on mobile apps. It also provides eSignLive eSignature solutions; and eSignLive eVault Manager, a Web-based platform that provides mortgage lenders, auto financers, equipment lessors, and other financial services organizations the means to store, assign, and service electronic mortgage notes, and secured loans and leases. In addition, the company offers VACMAN solutions; DIGIPASS hardware authenticators to support authentication and digital signatures for applications running on desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, and smart phones; and IDENTIKEY Authentication Server, an authentication server that supports the deployment, use, and administration of DIGIPASS strong user authentication. It sells its solutions through its direct sales force, as well as through distributors, resellers, systems integrators, and original equipment manufacturers. The company was formerly known as VASCO Data Security International, Inc. and changed its name to OneSpan Inc. in May 2018. OneSpan Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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