Reviewing Clicksoftware Technologies (NASDAQ:CKSW) & Its Rivals

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

Profitability

This table compares Clicksoftware Technologies and its rivals’ 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 -19.75% -22.16% -5.20%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

59.4% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 23.2% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Clicksoftware Technologies and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Clicksoftware Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Clicksoftware Technologies Competitors 421 2273 4211 124 2.57

As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 3.80%. Given Clicksoftware Technologies’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Clicksoftware Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Clicksoftware Technologies has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Clicksoftware Technologies’ rivals have a beta of 1.04, indicating that their average share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Clicksoftware Technologies and its rivals top-line 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 32.61

Clicksoftware Technologies’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Clicksoftware Technologies. Clicksoftware Technologies 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.

Summary

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

Clicksoftware Technologies Company Profile

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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