Clicksoftware Technologies (NASDAQ: CKSW) is one of 103 public companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Clicksoftware Technologies to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

61.0% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.2% 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 stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Clicksoftware Technologies and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Clicksoftware Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Clicksoftware Technologies Competitors 375 2212 4148 120 2.59

As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 6.46%. Given Clicksoftware Technologies’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Clicksoftware Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Clicksoftware Technologies and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Clicksoftware Technologies N/A N/A -74.12
Clicksoftware Technologies Competitors $1.76 billion $288.64 million 49.57

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

Volatility and Risk

Clicksoftware Technologies has a beta of 1.4, meaning that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Clicksoftware Technologies’ rivals have a beta of 1.06, meaning that their average stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Clicksoftware Technologies and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Clicksoftware Technologies -17.41% -33.03% -19.26%
Clicksoftware Technologies Competitors -22.31% -213.12% -7.21%

Summary

Clicksoftware Technologies rivals beat Clicksoftware Technologies on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About Clicksoftware Technologies

ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. is a provider of software products and solutions for workforce management and optimization both for mobile and in-house resources. The Company’s solutions are grouped into four main suites, which together comprise its Service Optimization Suite: Field Service Daily Suite, Roster (Shift Planning) Suite, Mobility Suite, and Forecasting and Planning Suite. Field Service Daily Suite covers automatic decision making and optimization support to manage field service operations. Roster (Shift Planning) Suite covers shift planning needs for both the manager, as well as the employee. Mobility Suite covers the needs of the mobile individual and back-office staff for field data communication. Forecasting and Planning Suite covers tactical short term resource planning. The Company operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Francisco Partners.

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