Critical Analysis: Onespan (OSPN) and The Competition

Onespan (NASDAQ: OSPN) is one of 42 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer integrated systems design” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Onespan to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

Onespan has a beta of 1.76, suggesting that its share price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Onespan’s rivals have a beta of -36.00, suggesting that their average share price is 3,700% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Onespan and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Onespan -12.85% 6.38% 4.64%
Onespan Competitors -5.36% 0.94% 0.67%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Onespan and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Onespan 0 0 0 0 N/A
Onespan Competitors 318 1518 2162 67 2.49

As a group, “Computer integrated systems design” companies have a potential upside of 20.72%. Given Onespan’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Onespan has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

60.4% of Onespan shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.9% of shares of all “Computer integrated systems design” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.5% of Onespan shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.8% of shares of all “Computer integrated systems design” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Onespan and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Onespan $193.29 million -$22.39 million 35.81
Onespan Competitors $1.52 billion $56.09 million 22.97

Onespan’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Onespan. Onespan is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Onespan Company Profile

OneSpan Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and markets digital solutions for identity, security, and business productivity worldwide. It enables financial institutions and other organizations to succeed by making bold advances in their digital transformation. The company offers DIGIPASS software authenticators that balance the need for stronger mobile application security; DIGIPASS for Apps, a software development kit, which allows application developers to natively integrate security features; DIGIPASS for Mobile, a mobile authenticator that operates as a discrete mobile application; IDENTIKEY Risk Manager, an anti-fraud solution; and application shielding with runtime application self-protection that neutralizes the threat of attacks on mobile apps. It also provides eSignLive eSignature solutions; and eSignLive eVault Manager, a Web-based platform that provides mortgage lenders, auto financers, equipment lessors, and other financial services organizations the means to store, assign, and service electronic mortgage notes, and secured loans and leases. In addition, the company offers VACMAN solutions; DIGIPASS hardware authenticators to support authentication and digital signatures for applications running on desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, and smart phones; and IDENTIKEY Authentication Server, an authentication server that supports the deployment, use, and administration of DIGIPASS strong user authentication. It sells its solutions through its direct sales force, as well as through distributors, resellers, systems integrators, and original equipment manufacturers. The company was formerly known as VASCO Data Security International, Inc. and changed its name to OneSpan Inc. in May 2018. OneSpan Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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