Asure Software (NASDAQ: ASUR) is one of 120 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Asure Software to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Asure Software and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Asure Software $42.76 million $5.56 million -47.08
Asure Software Competitors $1.49 billion $438.71 million 36.78

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Asure Software -5.73% 6.93% 1.69%
Asure Software Competitors -44.88% -24.88% -9.79%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Asure Software and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Asure Software 0 1 6 0 2.86
Asure Software Competitors 271 2051 4347 84 2.63

Asure Software presently has a consensus target price of $16.50, suggesting a potential upside of 52.35%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 3.97%. Given Asure Software’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Asure Software is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

39.7% of Asure Software shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.4% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 22.7% of Asure Software shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.6% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Asure Software has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Asure Software’s competitors have a beta of 0.98, suggesting that their average stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Asure Software beats its competitors on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Asure Software Company Profile

Asure Software, Inc. is a global provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions that help companies to bring people, time, space and assets together. The Company serves approximately 6,000 clients in over 80 countries. The Company offers a range of solutions to help its clients optimize and manage mobile workforces and global workspaces. Its SaaS-based offerings include asset management, mobile room scheduling, mobile time tracking, scheduling software, space utilization solutions, tablet-based time clocks, time clocks, touch panels for room scheduling and workplace business intelligence (BI) analytics. It offers approximately two product lines, including AsureSpace and AsureForce. Its AsureSpace provides workplace management solutions that enable organizations to manage their office environments and manage real estate utilization. Its AsureForce time and labor management solutions help organizations to manage labor and labor administration costs and activities.

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