SS&C Technologies Holdings (NASDAQ: SSNC) is one of 118 publicly-traded companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare SS&C Technologies Holdings to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Dividends

SS&C Technologies Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. SS&C Technologies Holdings pays out 29.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Software” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.0% and pay out 62.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.9% of SS&C Technologies Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.4% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.6% of SS&C Technologies Holdings 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 hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SS&C Technologies Holdings and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
SS&C Technologies Holdings $1.60 billion $580.87 million 44.53
SS&C Technologies Holdings Competitors $1.49 billion $438.76 million 39.47

SS&C Technologies Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. SS&C Technologies Holdings is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for SS&C Technologies Holdings and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SS&C Technologies Holdings 0 1 5 0 2.83
SS&C Technologies Holdings Competitors 264 2009 4273 84 2.63

SS&C Technologies Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $41.67, indicating a potential downside of 0.46%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 3.96%. Given SS&C Technologies Holdings’ peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe SS&C Technologies Holdings has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares SS&C Technologies Holdings and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SS&C Technologies Holdings 12.17% 14.90% 6.09%
SS&C Technologies Holdings Competitors -43.38% -25.11% -9.90%

Risk and Volatility

SS&C Technologies Holdings has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SS&C Technologies Holdings’ peers have a beta of 0.98, meaning that their average stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

SS&C Technologies Holdings beats its peers on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About SS&C Technologies Holdings

SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a provider of software products and software-enabled services that allow financial services providers to automate complex business processes and manage their information processing requirements. The Company’s portfolio of software products and software-enabled services allows its clients to automate and integrate front-office functions, such as trading and modeling, middle-office functions, such as portfolio management and reporting, and back-office functions, such as accounting, performance measurement, reconciliation, reporting, processing and clearing. The Company provides its solutions across the globe to over 11,000 clients, principally within the institutional asset and wealth management, alternative investment management, financial advisory and financial institutions vertical markets. Its portfolio includes over 90 products and software-enabled services.

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