CSG Systems International (NASDAQ: CSGS) is one of 179 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare CSG Systems International to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, risk, earnings, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CSG Systems International and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CSG Systems International $760.96 million $62.88 million 24.51
CSG Systems International Competitors $2.79 billion $290.02 million 299.98

CSG Systems International’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than CSG Systems International. CSG Systems International 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.

Profitability

This table compares CSG Systems International and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CSG Systems International 7.57% 22.11% 7.58%
CSG Systems International Competitors -19.19% -258.99% -3.07%

Dividends

CSG Systems International pays an annual dividend of $0.79 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. CSG Systems International pays out 44.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 37.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.3% of CSG Systems International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of CSG Systems International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by company 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for CSG Systems International and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CSG Systems International 0 0 1 0 3.00
CSG Systems International Competitors 723 4573 7336 164 2.54

CSG Systems International currently has a consensus target price of $47.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.11%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 2.07%. Given CSG Systems International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe CSG Systems International is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

CSG Systems International has a beta of 1.02, meaning that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CSG Systems International’s rivals have a beta of 1.12, meaning that their average share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

CSG Systems International beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

CSG Systems International Company Profile

CSG Systems International, Inc. (CSG) is a provider of business support solutions primarily serving the communications industry. The Company provides business support solutions (BSS) to the communications service providers (CSPs), as well as clients in various industries. CSG’s solutions coordinate and manage various aspects of a service provider’s customer interactions, from the initial activation of customer accounts, to the support and fulfillment of various services, and through the calculation, presentment, and accounts receivables management of monthly customer statements. The Company’s primary product solutions include Revenue Management & Customer Experience Solutions; Customer Interaction Management; Managed Services; Mediation and Data Management, and Wholesale Settlement and Routing. The Company employs professional services across various sectors, including solution architecture, project management, systems implementation and business consultancy.

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