Contrasting CSG Systems International (CSGS) and Its Competitors

CSG Systems International (NASDAQ: CSGS) is one of 186 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare CSG Systems International to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
CSG Systems International $760.96 million $62.88 million 24.93
CSG Systems International Competitors $2.81 billion $293.37 million 303.85

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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.6% of CSG Systems International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of CSG Systems International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.3% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds 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 44.1% 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 36.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for CSG Systems International and its rivals, as provided 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 723 4643 7394 163 2.54

CSG Systems International presently has a consensus price target of $47.00, suggesting a potential upside of 5.31%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 1.50%. Given CSG Systems International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe CSG Systems International is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

CSG Systems International has a beta of 1.02, indicating that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CSG Systems International’s rivals have a beta of 1.14, indicating that their average stock price is 14% 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 7.32% 18.28% 6.72%
CSG Systems International Competitors -19.64% -270.70% -4.58%

Summary

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

CSG Systems International Company Profile

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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