Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is one of 115 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Blackbaud to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

Blackbaud has a beta of 0.82, indicating that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Blackbaud’s competitors have a beta of 0.98, indicating that their average share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Blackbaud and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Blackbaud 1 3 5 0 2.44
Blackbaud Competitors 388 2298 4368 115 2.59

Blackbaud currently has a consensus price target of $84.00, indicating a potential downside of 1.14%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 9.63%. Given Blackbaud’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Blackbaud has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Blackbaud $757.18 million $131.91 million 83.30
Blackbaud Competitors $1.55 billion $457.86 million 42.15

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

Profitability

This table compares Blackbaud and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Blackbaud 6.46% 30.88% 6.29%
Blackbaud Competitors -39.84% -43.86% -9.86%

Dividends

Blackbaud pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Blackbaud pays out 47.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Software” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.1% and pay out 63.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

58.4% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of Blackbaud shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.0% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Blackbaud competitors beat Blackbaud on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Blackbaud

Blackbaud, Inc. is a cloud software company. The Company offers a range of cloud and on-premise solutions, as well as a resource network that empowers and connects organizations of all sizes. Its segments include the General Markets Business Unit (the GMBU), the Enterprise Customer Business Unit (the ECBU) and the International Business Unit (the IBU). The GMBU is focused on marketing, sales, delivery and support to all emerging and mid-sized prospects and customers in North America. The ECBU is focused on marketing, sales, delivery and support to all large and/or strategic prospects and customers in North America. The IBU is focused on marketing, sales, delivery and support to all prospects and customers outside of North America. It operates in four geographic regions: the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. Its portfolio of software and services supports nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, digital marketing, advocacy, accounting, payments and analytics.

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