Analyzing Clicksoftware Technologies (NASDAQ:CKSW) and Its Peers

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Clicksoftware Technologies and its peers 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 21.71

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

Profitability

This table compares Clicksoftware Technologies and its peers’ 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 -19.58% -22.36% -5.24%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Clicksoftware Technologies and its peers, as provided 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 2271 4206 124 2.58

As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 2.23%. Given Clicksoftware Technologies’ peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Clicksoftware Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

60.6% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 22.1% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

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

Summary

Clicksoftware Technologies peers 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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