CA (NASDAQ: CA) is one of 182 public companies in the “Prepackaged software” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare CA to related companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.
CA pays an annual dividend of $1.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. CA pays out 44.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Prepackaged software” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.1% and pay out 42.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
67.9% of CA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.9% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of CA shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.2% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares CA and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CA||$4.04 billion||$775.00 million||15.30|
|CA Competitors||$1.67 billion||$249.32 million||-1.39|
CA has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. CA is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for CA and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
CA currently has a consensus target price of $32.96, indicating a potential downside of 5.92%. As a group, “Prepackaged software” companies have a potential upside of 1.90%. Given CA’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe CA has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
This table compares CA and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk and Volatility
CA has a beta of 0.7, suggesting that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CA’s peers have a beta of -17.41, suggesting that their average share price is 1,841% less volatile than the S&P 500.
CA beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.
CA, Inc. (CA) is engaged in providing software solutions enabling customers to plan, develop, manage and secure applications and enterprise environments across distributed, cloud, mobile and mainframe platforms. The Company operates through three business segments: Mainframe Solutions, Enterprise Solutions and Services. Its Mainframe Solutions and Enterprise Solutions segments comprise the Company’s software business organized by the nature of its software offerings and the platform on which the products operate. The Services segment comprises product implementation, consulting, customer education, customer training and application management services. CA’s Mainframe Solutions segment consists of various product offerings, including Application Development, Databases and Database Management, Security & Compliance, and Systems and Operations Management. The Enterprise Solutions segment consists of various product offerings, including Agile Management, DevOps and Security.
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