Financial Contrast: CSG Systems International (CSGS) and Its Peers

CSG Systems International (NASDAQ: CSGS) is one of 184 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 valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CSG Systems International $760.96 million $62.88 million 24.87
CSG Systems International Competitors $2.79 billion $288.44 million 263.89

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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for CSG Systems International and its rivals, as reported 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 745 4676 7375 170 2.54

CSG Systems International presently has a consensus target price of $47.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.98%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 10.32%. Given CSG Systems International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe CSG Systems International is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

CSG Systems International has a beta of 1.03, meaning that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CSG Systems International’s rivals have a beta of 1.12, meaning that their average stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

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 -21.03% -276.44% -4.97%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.5% of CSG Systems International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.4% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of CSG Systems International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

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 43.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 39.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

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

About CSG Systems International

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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