Head to Head Contrast: Agilysys (AGYS) & The Competition

Agilysys (NASDAQ: AGYS) is one of 104 publicly-traded companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Agilysys to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Agilysys -10.66% -12.12% -8.35%
Agilysys Competitors -19.66% -91.56% -5.06%

Volatility and Risk

Agilysys has a beta of 0.35, meaning that its share price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Agilysys’ rivals have a beta of 1.03, meaning that their average share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.3% of Agilysys shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.5% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 34.7% of Agilysys shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 23.2% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Agilysys 0 0 1 0 3.00
Agilysys Competitors 438 2330 4281 127 2.57

Agilysys presently has a consensus target price of $11.00, indicating a potential downside of 4.01%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 9.42%. Given Agilysys’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Agilysys has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Agilysys $127.68 million -$11.72 million -19.76
Agilysys Competitors $1.78 billion $300.35 million 85.72

Agilysys’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Agilysys. Agilysys 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.


Agilysys rivals beat Agilysys on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Agilysys Company Profile

Agilysys, Inc. is a technology company. The Company provides software for point-of-sale (POS), property management, inventory and procurement, workforce management, analytics, document management, and mobile and wireless solutions and services to the hospitality industry. The Company serves four market sectors: gaming, both corporate and tribal; hotels, resorts and cruise; foodservice management, and restaurants, universities, stadia and healthcare. The Company is a developer and marketer of software enabled solutions and services to the hospitality industry, including hardware and software products; support, maintenance and subscription services, and professional services. The rGuest platform is designed to run as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based platform on the public cloud, private cloud, on-premise or in a hybrid configuration. The rGuest platform includes various in-market solutions, such as rGuest Stay, rGuest Buy, rGuest Seat, rGuest Pay and rGuest Analyze.

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