you must also compare R&D products in pipeline, management talent, future potential of current products, profitability, margins on profits, balance sheets, employees, etc. Comparing revenue to revenue doesn't do it. Sorry.
Anyone know why QDEK was selling for under a dollar? Still, I trust SYMC management knows what they are doing. Sure would like to see that $11 in the morning!
Looks like SYMC got QDEK for a song. Think this stock still looks very cheap. They're making money, have several years of brand name behind them, and I've used many of their products which have been outstanding (Utilities, Visual Cafe, PC Anywhere). Don't know where the stock is going shortterm, but certainly higher than these levels over the next year.
While I do agree that NETA paid too much for CYBR, there are other issues here besides last years revenue.
For one thing, CYBR was growing like crazy for a year or two and then this winter, they screwed something up really bad and had to pull their best selling product off the shelves. This severely hurt their income and reputation leading to the sharp price decline. Without this anomally, the revenues for CYBR certainly could have been much higher - they do have several decent products and should sell fairly well under the NETA company name.
Also the nature of the products is a little different and I think that CYBR's products were a little more unique and therefore deserved a bit of a premium. I mean uninstaller software has been around a while and while it is important, it isn't ground-breaking. CYBR has a couple products - Guard Dog and Oil Change that I think do have more potential, especially when combined with NETA's other security and management utility software.
I think both purchases were made to fullfill a need in the purchasing companies product lines and there are other things at stake here besides straight revenue. While it would be very hard to get accurate numbers NEXT year on these products, I would be very suprised if the CYBR products still had that low of revnues.