Head to Head Comparison: Computer Task Group (CTG) & Advent Software (ADVS)

Computer Task Group (NASDAQ: CTG) and Advent Software (NASDAQ:ADVS) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Computer Task Group and Advent Software’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Computer Task Group 0.78% 4.50% 2.80%
Advent Software 4.92% N/A 4.74%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

46.4% of Computer Task Group shares are held by institutional investors. 10.4% of Computer Task Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Computer Task Group and Advent Software’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Computer Task Group $324.89 million 0.25 -$34.63 million $0.15 35.07
Advent Software N/A N/A N/A $0.82 53.95

Advent Software has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Computer Task Group. Computer Task Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Advent Software, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Computer Task Group and Advent Software, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Computer Task Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
Advent Software 0 0 0 0 N/A

Computer Task Group currently has a consensus target price of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 71.10%. Given Computer Task Group’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Computer Task Group is more favorable than Advent Software.

Risk & Volatility

Computer Task Group has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Advent Software has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Computer Task Group beats Advent Software on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Computer Task Group

Computer Task Group, Incorporated (CTG) is an information technology (IT) solutions and staffing services company. The Company primarily operates in the segment of providing IT services to its clients. The Company has operations in North America and Europe. The Company is engaged in providing IT services, including IT Solutions, and IT and other Staffing. CTG provides these primary services to all of the markets that it serves. The services provided encompass the IT business solution life cycle, including phases for planning, developing, implementing, managing, and maintaining the IT solution. It provides administrative or warehouse employees to clients to supplement the IT resources. The Company promotes a portion of its services through five vertical market focus areas: technology service providers, manufacturing, healthcare (which includes services provided to healthcare providers, health insurers, and life sciences companies), financial services, and diversified industrials.

About Advent Software

Advent Software, Inc. (Advent) is a provider of software products and services. The Company offers software products and services for automating and integrating data and work flows across the investment management organization, as well as between the investment management organization and external parties. The Company is engaged in the development and marketing of software products, software-as-a-service, hosting services, data interfaces, and related maintenance and services that automate, integrate and support investment management organizations around the world. The Company has a cloud platform, Advent Direct, and a portfolio management platform, Geneva. The Company’s products include Advent Portfolio Exchange, Black Diamond, Axys, Moxy, Advent Rules Manager, Tamale RMS, Syncova calculation solutions, Tradex and Advent General Ledger Exchange. It also offers Data and Data Integration Services, Maintenance and Support Services, Professional Services and an Alliance Program.

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