Contrasting of HubSpot Inc. (HUBS) and ForeScout Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:FSCT)

This is a contrast between HubSpot Inc. (NYSE:HUBS) and ForeScout Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:FSCT) based on their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and valuation. The two companies are Application Software and they also compete with each other.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
HubSpot Inc.550.22M13.8959.48M-1.660.00
ForeScout Technologies Inc.313.52M5.0280.89M-1.860.00

Table 1 demonstrates HubSpot Inc. and ForeScout Technologies Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.


Table 2 provides HubSpot Inc. and ForeScout Technologies Inc.’s return on equity, return on assets and net margins.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
HubSpot Inc.-10.81%-27.7%-8.2%
ForeScout Technologies Inc.-25.80%-113.3%-39.2%


3 and 3 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of HubSpot Inc. Its rival ForeScout Technologies Inc.’s Current and Quick Ratios are 2.2 and 2.2 respectively. HubSpot Inc. has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than ForeScout Technologies Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

The next table highlights the given recommendations and ratings for HubSpot Inc. and ForeScout Technologies Inc.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsRating Score
HubSpot Inc.0232.60
ForeScout Technologies Inc.0000.00

HubSpot Inc.’s downside potential currently stands at -1.17% and an $179.4 consensus target price.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Roughly 95.7% of HubSpot Inc. shares are held by institutional investors while 87.1% of ForeScout Technologies Inc. are owned by institutional investors. About 6.2% of HubSpot Inc.’s share are held by insiders. Comparatively, insiders own roughly 4.6% of ForeScout Technologies 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)
HubSpot Inc.-3.56%3.59%25.52%14.76%46.22%30.43%
ForeScout Technologies Inc.10.5%40.82%67.06%19.37%44.42%65.26%

For the past year HubSpot Inc.’s stock price has smaller growth than ForeScout Technologies Inc.


On 10 of the 11 factors HubSpot Inc. beats ForeScout Technologies Inc.

HubSpot, Inc. provides a cloud-based marketing and sales software platform for businesses in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Its software platform includes integrated applications, such as social media, search engine optimization, blogging, Website content management, marketing automation, email, CRM, analytics, and reporting that enables businesses to attract visitors to their Websites, convert visitors into leads, and close leads into customers and delight customers. The company also offers professional, and phone and email-based support services. HubSpot, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

ForeScout Technologies, Inc. provides network security hardware and software products in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Japan. It offers ForeScout CounterACT agentless technology that discovers, classifies, and assesses IP-based devices; ForeScout extended modules for integrations across vulnerability assessment, advanced threat detection, security incidence and event management, enterprise mobility management, endpoint protection and endpoint detection and response, next generation firewall, privileged access management, and IT systems management vendors, as well as compliance; and ForeScout CounterACT Enterprise Manager, a centralized security management solution for the control of various appliances deployed on an end-customer network, as well as maintenance and professional services. The companyÂ’s products are used to protect organizations against the threats that exploit the billions of Internet of things devices connected to organizationsÂ’ networks. ForeScout Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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