Computer Task Group (NASDAQ: CTG) and Advent Software (NASDAQ:ADVS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.
Risk & Volatility
Computer Task Group has a beta of 1.19, meaning that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Advent Software has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.
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%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
45.7% of Computer Task Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of Computer Task Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings 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|
Computer Task Group currently has a consensus price target of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 53.32%. Given Computer Task Group’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Computer Task Group is more favorable than Advent Software.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Computer Task Group and Advent Software’s gross 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||0.28||-$34.63 million||$0.15||39.13|
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.
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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