Contrasting Agilysys (AGYS) and Its Competitors

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


This table compares Agilysys and its peers’ 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 -19.83% -94.78% -5.20%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

85.4% of Agilysys shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.9% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 34.7% of Agilysys shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 21.5% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Agilysys and its peers, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Agilysys 0 0 0 0 N/A
Agilysys Competitors 449 2353 4324 129 2.57

As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential downside of 7.63%. Given Agilysys’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Agilysys has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Agilysys and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Agilysys $127.68 million -$11.72 million -19.98
Agilysys Competitors $1.76 billion $296.21 million 95.02

Agilysys’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Agilysys. Agilysys is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Agilysys has a beta of 0.35, indicating that its stock price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Agilysys’ peers have a beta of 1.02, indicating that their average stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Agilysys peers beat Agilysys on 5 of the 9 factors compared.

About Agilysys

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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