Head to Head Review: Asure Software (ASUR) and The Competition

Asure Software (NASDAQ: ASUR) is one of 118 publicly-traded companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Asure Software to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Asure Software and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Asure Software 0 1 7 0 2.88
Asure Software Competitors 259 1989 4252 84 2.63

Asure Software currently has a consensus price target of $15.86, indicating a potential upside of 24.96%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 5.99%. Given Asure Software’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Asure Software is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Asure Software and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Asure Software -5.73% 6.93% 1.69%
Asure Software Competitors -41.93% -24.60% -9.92%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

39.7% of Asure Software shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.7% of Asure Software shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.8% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Asure Software and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Asure Software $42.76 million $5.56 million -55.17
Asure Software Competitors $1.52 billion $446.91 million 41.56

Asure Software’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Asure Software. Asure Software 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.

Volatility & Risk

Asure Software has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Asure Software’s rivals have a beta of 0.98, suggesting that their average share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Asure Software beats its rivals on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Asure Software Company Profile

Asure Software, Inc. is a global provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions that help companies to bring people, time, space and assets together. The Company serves approximately 6,000 clients in over 80 countries. The Company offers a range of solutions to help its clients optimize and manage mobile workforces and global workspaces. Its SaaS-based offerings include asset management, mobile room scheduling, mobile time tracking, scheduling software, space utilization solutions, tablet-based time clocks, time clocks, touch panels for room scheduling and workplace business intelligence (BI) analytics. It offers approximately two product lines, including AsureSpace and AsureForce. Its AsureSpace provides workplace management solutions that enable organizations to manage their office environments and manage real estate utilization. Its AsureForce time and labor management solutions help organizations to manage labor and labor administration costs and activities.

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