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Gen Digital Inc GEN

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$23.46 −0.22 (0.93%)
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Gen Remains a Large Fish in a Small Consumer-Facing Security Pond

We view Gen Digital as a strong vendor in the consumer-oriented security space. With offerings ranging from security, identity protection, and privacy, Gen has its fingers in many consumer-focused pies. However, as we look at the overall consumer-focused cybersecurity space, we see cutthroat competition, a lack of pricing power, and a lack of evident customer switching costs. With these factors top of mind, we expect Gen's future growth prospects to not be in excess of low single digits.

Price vs Fair Value

GEN is trading at a 820% premium.
Price
$23.69
Fair Value
$88.00
Uncertainty
High
1-Star Price
$77.17
5-Star Price
$91.80
Economic Moat
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Capital Allocation
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Bulls Say, Bears Say

Bulls

Gen's bundling offers allow the company to land and expand customers that want one unified vendor for their security and identity protection needs.

Bears

Like any company in consumer security, Gen faces a tough pricing environment across its end markets.

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Trading Information

Previous Close Price
$23.68
Day Range
$23.4424.02
52-Week Range
$16.3925.61
Bid/Ask
$23.44 / $23.46
Market Cap
$14.67 Bil
Volume/Avg
876,612 / 4.7 Mil

Key Statistics

Price/Earnings (Normalized)
12.09
Price/Sales
3.99
Dividend Yield (Trailing)
2.11%
Dividend Yield (Forward)
2.11%
Total Yield
5.08%

Company Profile

Gen is a cybersecurity pure-play that offers security, identity protection, and privacy solutions to individual consumers. The firm's cyber safety offerings, via brands such as Norton, Avast, and LifeLock, have long maintained their positions as some of the most recognizable consumer-focused security and identity-protection products.
Sector
Technology
Industry
Software - Infrastructure
Stock Style Box
Mid Core
Total Number of Employees
3,400

Competitors

Valuation

Metric
GEN
GOOGL
MSFT
Price/Earnings (Normalized)
12.0927.0738.82
Price/Book Value
6.727.4913.16
Price/Sales
3.997.0414.15
Price/Cash Flow
48.1319.5330.10
Price/Earnings
GEN
GOOGL
MSFT

Financial Strength

Metric
GEN
GOOGL
MSFT
Quick Ratio
0.451.981.05
Current Ratio
0.512.151.24
Interest Coverage
1.65285.7838.50
Quick Ratio
GEN
GOOGL
MSFT

Profitability

Metric
GEN
GOOGL
MSFT
Return on Assets (Normalized)
7.86%25.77%19.65%
Return on Equity (Normalized)
54.51%36.64%38.71%
Return on Invested Capital (Normalized)
15.12%32.10%28.79%
Return on Assets
GEN
GOOGL
MSFT
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