Today’s Public Software Valuation and Financial Performance: The SEG Software Index – Security Product Category

SEG’s Monthly Flash Reports track the financial performance and valuations of approximately 300 software companies, categorized in nearly 30 product categories across the on-premise software, SaaS and Internet sectors.  This post highlights the performance of the SEG Software Index – Security product category as shown in the SEG December Monthly Flash Report.  To view the performance of dozens of other product categories, download the latest complimentary Monthly Flash Report here: http://www.softwareequity.com/research_flash_reports.aspx

In the month of November, the Security product category achieved a median EV/Revenue multiple of 3.7x, TTM Revenue Growth of 14.2%, and EBITDA Margin of 1.1%.  Notable companies outperforming their respective category include:

  • Proofpoint, Inc. with a 8.2x EV/Revenue multiple
  • Palo Alto Networks, Inc. with a 54.4% revenue growth
  • Check Point Software Tech Ltd. with a 56.1% EBITDA margin

Software Index – Security, Software, Security, Public, Valuations, Financial Performance, AVG Technologies, Barracuda Networks Inc., Check Point Software Tech, Commtouch Software Inc., Fortinet Inc., Guidance Software Inc., Imperva, Palo Alto Networkds Inc., Proofpoint Inc., Sourcefire Inc., Symantec Corporation, Trend Micro, VASCO Data Security International

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