The Descartes Systems Group (DSGX) and Its Competitors Head to Head Comparison
The Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ: DSGX) is one of 97 publicly-traded companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare The Descartes Systems Group to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and profitability.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
77.9% of The Descartes Systems Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.4% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of The Descartes Systems Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 22.5% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for The Descartes Systems Group and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|The Descartes Systems Group||0||2||6||0||2.75|
|The Descartes Systems Group Competitors||354||2084||3959||109||2.59|
The Descartes Systems Group presently has a consensus price target of $32.31, indicating a potential upside of 11.23%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential downside of 0.14%. Given The Descartes Systems Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe The Descartes Systems Group is more favorable than its peers.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares The Descartes Systems Group and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|The Descartes Systems Group||$216.16 million||$72.59 million||85.44|
|The Descartes Systems Group Competitors||$1.27 billion||$348.12 million||34.50|
The Descartes Systems Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than The Descartes Systems Group. The Descartes Systems Group 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.
Volatility & Risk
The Descartes Systems Group has a beta of 0.55, suggesting that its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Descartes Systems Group’s peers have a beta of 1.13, suggesting that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares The Descartes Systems Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|The Descartes Systems Group||12.06%||5.97%||5.04%|
|The Descartes Systems Group Competitors||-25.59%||-225.24%||-8.30%|
The Descartes Systems Group beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
The Descartes Systems Group Company Profile
Descartes Systems Group Inc (Descartes) is a Canada-based global provider of federated network and global logistics technology solutions that help its customers make and receive shipments and manage related resources. Its network-based solutions, which primarily consist of services and software, connect people to their trading partners and enable business document exchange (bookings, bills of lading, status messages); regulatory compliance and customs filing; route and resource planning, execution and monitoring; access and leverage global trade and restricted party data; inventory and asset visibility; rate and transportation management, and warehouse operations. Its solutions include Logistics Technology Platform that fuses the Descartes Global Logistics Network (Descartes GLN); customs and regulatory compliance; routing, mobile and telematics; global logistics network services; transportation management, and broker and forwarder enterprise systems. It operates through MacroPoint.
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