Financial Survey: Zscaler (NASDAQ:ZS) vs. Powerbridge Technologies (NASDAQ:PBTS)

Zscaler (NASDAQ:ZS) and Powerbridge Technologies (NASDAQ:PBTS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

33.9% of Zscaler shares are held by institutional investors. 27.4% of Zscaler shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Zscaler and Powerbridge Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zscaler -11.12% -10.95% -5.90%
Powerbridge Technologies N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Zscaler and Powerbridge Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zscaler 1 7 5 1 2.43
Powerbridge Technologies 0 0 2 0 3.00

Zscaler currently has a consensus price target of $71.71, suggesting a potential downside of 11.07%. Powerbridge Technologies has a consensus price target of $11.00, suggesting a potential upside of 213.39%. Given Powerbridge Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Powerbridge Technologies is more favorable than Zscaler.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Zscaler and Powerbridge Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Zscaler $190.17 million 53.29 -$33.64 million ($0.31) -260.13
Powerbridge Technologies N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Powerbridge Technologies has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Zscaler.

About Zscaler

Zscaler, Inc. operates as a cloud security company worldwide. The company's flagship services include Zscaler Internet Access solution that connect users to externally managed applications, including software-as-a-service applications and Internet destinations; and Zscaler Private Access solution, which is designed to provide access to internally managed applications, either hosted internally in data centers, and private or public clouds. It serves customers in various industries, such as airlines and transportation, conglomerates, consumer goods and retail, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, media and communications, public sector and education, technology, and telecommunications services. The company was formerly known as SafeChannel, Inc., and changed its name to Zscaler, Inc. in August 2008. Zscaler, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

About Powerbridge Technologies

Powerbridge Technologies Co., Ltd. provides software application and technology solutions and services primarily in China. The company offers Powerbridge System Solutions, which include Trade Enterprise and Trade Compliance, as well as Import & Export Loan and Insurance Processing for customers to streamline their trade operations, trade logistics, and regulatory compliance. It also provides Powerbridge Software-as-a-Service solutions, which include Logistics Service Cloud and Trade Zone Operations Cloud, as well as Inward Processed Manufacturing Cloud, Cross-Border eCommerce Cloud, and Import & Export Loan and Insurance Processing Service Cloud. The company serves international trade businesses and manufacturers, government agencies and authorities, and logistics service and other providers. It sells its solutions and services through its direct sales organization, indirect channel partners, and strategic government partners. Powerbridge Technologies Co., Ltd. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Zhuhai, China.

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