Comparing CSG Systems International (CSGS) and The Competition

CSG Systems International (NASDAQ: CSGS) is one of 185 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare CSG Systems International to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.5% of CSG Systems International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.0% 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, 16.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

CSG Systems International has a beta of 1.02, meaning that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CSG Systems International’s competitors have a beta of 1.14, meaning that their average stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CSG Systems International $760.96 million $62.88 million 24.93
CSG Systems International Competitors $2.79 billion $288.44 million 283.64

CSG Systems International’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than CSG Systems International. CSG Systems International 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.

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 38.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for CSG Systems International and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CSG Systems International 0 0 1 0 3.00
CSG Systems International Competitors 737 4582 7387 164 2.54

CSG Systems International presently has a consensus price target of $47.00, indicating a potential upside of 5.33%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 10.94%. Given CSG Systems International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe CSG Systems International is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares CSG Systems International and its competitors’ 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 -20.55% -274.18% -4.64%

Summary

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

About CSG Systems International

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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