CSG Systems International (CSGS) & Its Rivals Head-To-Head Comparison

CSG Systems International (NASDAQ: CSGS) is one of 184 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare CSG Systems International to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

CSG Systems International has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CSG Systems International’s rivals have a beta of 1.11, suggesting that their average stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CSG Systems International $760.96 million $62.88 million 25.20
CSG Systems International Competitors $2.81 billion $290.97 million 330.33

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.

Dividends

CSG Systems International pays an annual dividend of $0.79 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. 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 37.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

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 -23.24% -279.63% -4.63%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.5% of CSG Systems International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.3% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of CSG Systems International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.6% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations 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 779 4750 7497 180 2.54

CSG Systems International currently has a consensus target price of $47.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.62%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 11.04%. Given CSG Systems International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CSG Systems International is more favorable than its rivals.

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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