Callidus Software (NASDAQ: CALD) is one of 120 publicly-traded companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Callidus Software to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Callidus Software $227.99 million -$7.84 million -68.92
Callidus Software Competitors $1.49 billion $438.71 million 38.53

Callidus Software’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Callidus Software. Callidus 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.

Volatility & Risk

Callidus Software has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Callidus Software’s competitors have a beta of 0.98, meaning that their average share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Callidus Software -10.08% -6.25% -3.79%
Callidus Software Competitors -44.88% -24.88% -9.79%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

94.7% of Callidus Software shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.4% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of Callidus Software shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.6% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Callidus Software and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Callidus Software 0 1 8 0 2.89
Callidus Software Competitors 271 2050 4344 84 2.63

Callidus Software currently has a consensus target price of $26.57, indicating a potential upside of 4.20%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 4.02%. Given Callidus Software’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Callidus Software is more favorable than its competitors.


Callidus Software beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Callidus Software

Callidus Software Inc. (Callidus) is a provider of cloud-based sales, marketing, learning and customer experience solutions. The Company’s CallidusCloud enables its customers to manage their Lead to Money process with a suite of solutions that identify leads, implement territory and quota plans, enable sales forces, automate bid configuration pricing and quoting, manage contracts, streamline sales compensation and capture customer feedback, among others. Lead to Money is a process designed to help companies respond to the changing role of sales and marketing in the redefined buying cycle. The company’s Lead to Money suite and technology solutions include Lead, Planning, Enablement, Quotes and Proposals, Contracts, Incentives, Customer Experience and Technology. The Company provides a range of services to its customers, which include professional services, business process outsourcing services, maintenance and technical support services, and education services.

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