Contrasting Clicksoftware Technologies (NASDAQ:CKSW) & Its Competitors

Clicksoftware Technologies (NASDAQ: CKSW) is one of 103 publicly-traded companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Clicksoftware Technologies to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.


This table compares Clicksoftware Technologies and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Clicksoftware Technologies -17.41% -33.03% -19.26%
Clicksoftware Technologies Competitors -19.77% -22.07% -5.17%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Clicksoftware Technologies and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Clicksoftware Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Clicksoftware Technologies Competitors 399 2270 4206 124 2.58

As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 2.79%. Given Clicksoftware Technologies’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Clicksoftware Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

Clicksoftware Technologies has a beta of 1.4, meaning that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Clicksoftware Technologies’ competitors have a beta of 1.03, meaning that their average share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.6% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.1% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Clicksoftware Technologies and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Clicksoftware Technologies N/A N/A -74.12
Clicksoftware Technologies Competitors $1.72 billion $283.04 million 24.10

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


Clicksoftware Technologies competitors beat Clicksoftware Technologies on 7 of the 9 factors compared.

About Clicksoftware Technologies

ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. is a provider of software products and solutions for workforce management and optimization both for mobile and in-house resources. The Company’s solutions are grouped into four main suites, which together comprise its Service Optimization Suite: Field Service Daily Suite, Roster (Shift Planning) Suite, Mobility Suite, and Forecasting and Planning Suite. Field Service Daily Suite covers automatic decision making and optimization support to manage field service operations. Roster (Shift Planning) Suite covers shift planning needs for both the manager, as well as the employee. Mobility Suite covers the needs of the mobile individual and back-office staff for field data communication. Forecasting and Planning Suite covers tactical short term resource planning. The Company operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Francisco Partners.

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