Perficient (NASDAQ: PRFT) and CSG Systems International (NASDAQ:CSGS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and valuation.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Perficient and CSG Systems International, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|CSG Systems International||0||0||1||0||3.00|
This table compares Perficient and CSG Systems International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|CSG Systems International||7.77%||21.47%||7.90%|
Risk and Volatility
Perficient has a beta of 0.83, meaning that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CSG Systems International has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.
CSG Systems International pays an annual dividend of $0.79 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Perficient does not pay a dividend. CSG Systems International pays out 42.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
77.5% of Perficient shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.4% of CSG Systems International shares are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of Perficient shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.6% of CSG Systems International shares 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.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Perficient and CSG Systems International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Perficient||$486.98 million||1.40||$20.45 million||$0.47||41.43|
|CSG Systems International||$789.58 million||1.98||$61.36 million||$1.86||25.10|
CSG Systems International has higher revenue and earnings than Perficient. CSG Systems International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Perficient, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
CSG Systems International beats Perficient on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
Perficient, Inc. is an information technology and management consulting firm. The Company’s solutions include business intelligence and analytics, commerce, content management, custom applications, platform implementations, portals and collaboration, business integration and application program interfaces, management consulting, business process management, and customer relationship management, among others. It provides services to the healthcare (pharma and life sciences), financial services (banking and insurance), retail and consumer goods, automotive and transport products, electronics and computer hardware, telecommunications, manufacturing, business services, and leisure, and media and entertainment markets, among others.
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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