Analyzing AvePoint (NASDAQ:AVPT) & SecureWorks (NASDAQ:SCWX)

AvePoint (NASDAQ:AVPTGet Rating) and SecureWorks (NASDAQ:SCWXGet Rating) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.


This table compares AvePoint and SecureWorks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AvePoint -16.21% -16.91% -9.79%
SecureWorks -24.70% -12.95% -8.72%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for AvePoint and SecureWorks, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AvePoint 0 2 0 0 2.00
SecureWorks 1 1 0 0 1.50

AvePoint currently has a consensus price target of $5.88, indicating a potential downside of 3.53%. SecureWorks has a consensus price target of $8.50, indicating a potential downside of 6.39%. Given AvePoint’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe AvePoint is more favorable than SecureWorks.

Volatility and Risk

AvePoint has a beta of 1, suggesting that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, SecureWorks has a beta of 0.98, suggesting that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares AvePoint and SecureWorks’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AvePoint $232.34 million 5.02 -$38.69 million ($0.21) -29.00
SecureWorks $463.48 million 1.68 -$114.50 million ($1.35) -6.73

AvePoint has higher earnings, but lower revenue than SecureWorks. AvePoint is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SecureWorks, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

41.4% of AvePoint shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.4% of SecureWorks shares are held by institutional investors. 24.7% of AvePoint shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 83.1% of SecureWorks shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


AvePoint beats SecureWorks on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About AvePoint

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AvePoint, Inc. provides Microsoft 365 data management solutions worldwide. It offers SaaS platform cloud-hosted collaboration systems by providing suite of software products. The company focuses on data protection, governance, compliance management extensions for Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Salesforce, and Google Workspace. In addition, the company offers software solutions for Microsoft 365, including microsoft teams, sharepoint online, exchange online, onedrive, project online, planner, yammer and other public folders. The company was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey.

About SecureWorks

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SecureWorks Corp. is a cyber security company engaged in the provision of information security solutions. The firm’s products include extended detection and response, managed detection and response, and vulnerability management. Its services include managed security, incident response, threat intelligence, security consulting, and adversarial security testing. The company was founded on 1999 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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