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Contrasting of Systemax Inc. (SYX) and Okta Inc. (NASDAQ:OK…

Contrasting of Systemax Inc. (SYX) and Okta Inc. (NASDAQ:OK…

This is a contrast between Systemax Inc. (NYSE:SYX) and Okta Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA) based on their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation. The two companies are Technical & System Software and they also compete with each other.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Systemax Inc. 916.90M 0.83 50.80M 1.60 13.36
Okta Inc. 440.86M 32.96 151.50M -1.17 0.00

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share, gross revenue and valuation of Systemax Inc. and Okta Inc.


Table 2 demonstrates the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Systemax Inc. and Okta Inc.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Systemax Inc. 5.54% 0% 0%
Okta Inc. -34.36% -50.6% -15.9%


Systemax Inc.’s Current Ratio and Quick Ratio are 1.7 and 1.1 respectively. The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of its competitor Okta Inc. are 1.3 and 1.3 respectively. Systemax Inc. therefore has a better chance of paying off short and long-term obligations compared to Okta Inc.


Systemax Inc. pays out $0.45 per share annually while its annual dividend yield is 2.25%. Okta Inc. does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

The Ratings and Recommendations for Systemax Inc. and Okta Inc. are featured in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Systemax Inc. 0 0 1 3.00
Okta Inc. 0 2 2 2.50

Systemax Inc. has a 67.90% upside potential and a consensus target price of $34. Meanwhile, Okta Inc.’s consensus target price is $91.8, while its potential downside is -27.89%. The results from earlier shows that analysts view suggest that Systemax Inc. seems more appealing than Okta Inc.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

The shares of both Systemax Inc. and Okta Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 28.2% and 71.7% respectively. 0.9% are Systemax Inc.’s share owned by insiders. On the other hand, insiders owned about 0.1% of Okta Inc.’s shares.


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)
Systemax Inc. -5.98% -6.96% -11.43% -3.91% -9.88% -10.51%
Okta Inc. 0.52% 10.91% 26.95% 79.03% 120.42% 66.35%

For the past year Systemax Inc. had bearish trend while Okta Inc. had bullish trend.


Systemax Inc. beats on 12 of the 14 factors Okta Inc.

Systemax Inc. operates as a direct marketer of brand name and private label products. Its Industrial Products Group segment sells a range of maintenance, repair, and operation products, including electrical and bulbs; fasteners and hardware; foodservice and appliances; furniture and office products; HVAC/R fans; janitorial and maintenance; material handling; medical and laboratory equipment; metalworking and cutting tools; motors and power transmission products; office and school supplies; outdoor and grounds maintenance products; packaging and supplies; plumbing supplies; pneumatics and hydraulics; raw materials and building supplies; safety and security products; storage and shelving products; tools and instruments; and vehicle maintenance, and workbench and shop desks in North America. The companyÂ’s EMEA Technology Products Group segment sells information and communication technology products, such as computers and mobile devices; computer parts and memory products; servers, and storage and backup products; computer components and accessories; networking and security products; software products; and electronics, and commercial and home networking products. This segment also offers consumer electronics comprising TV and video, audio, and GPS products; cameras and surveillance products; cell phones; video games and toys; and home and electronics accessories. The company offers its products primarily under the Global Industrial, MISCO, and Inmac Wstore brand names to for-profit businesses, educational organizations, and government entities through its relationship marketers, catalog mailings, and proprietary Internet Websites. Systemax Inc. was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Port Washington, New York.

Okta, Inc. operates an integrated system that connects persons via devices. The companyÂ’s identity cloud connects various companies to pre-integrated apps and devices every day. It offers single sign-on, mobility management, adaptive multi-factor authentication, lifecycle management, and universal directory products for IT customers; and complete authentication, user management, flexible administration, API access management, and developer tools for developers. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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