CSG Systems International (CSGS) and Apigee (APIC) Head to Head Survey

CSG Systems International (NASDAQ: CSGS) and Apigee (NASDAQ:APIC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

CSG Systems International pays an annual dividend of $0.79 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Apigee does not pay a dividend. CSG Systems International pays out 44.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares CSG Systems International and Apigee’s 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%
Apigee -37.94% -73.27% -31.65%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for CSG Systems International and Apigee, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CSG Systems International 0 0 1 0 3.00
Apigee 0 0 0 0 N/A

CSG Systems International currently has a consensus target price of $47.00, indicating a potential upside of 6.33%. Given CSG Systems International’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe CSG Systems International is more favorable than Apigee.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.3% of CSG Systems International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.5% of Apigee shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of CSG Systems International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 40.6% of Apigee shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CSG Systems International and Apigee’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CSG Systems International $760.96 million 1.95 $62.88 million $1.79 24.69
Apigee N/A N/A N/A ($1.40) -12.41

CSG Systems International has higher revenue and earnings than Apigee. Apigee is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CSG Systems International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

CSG Systems International beats Apigee on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Apigee

Apigee Corporation is engaged in providing a software platform that allows businesses to design, deploy, and scale application program interfaces (APIs), as a connection layer between their core information technology (IT) systems and data and the applications, with which their customers, partners, employees and other users engage with the business. Its platform consists of the products, including Apigee Edge, Apigee Edge PRO, Apigee Link, Apigee Sense and Apigee Insights. Apigee Edge is an API-management solution. Apigee Insights is its predictive analytics software solution. Apigee Link is its Internet of Things (IoT) platform for connecting devices to the Internet, which is under development and in beta testing with certain customers. Apigee Sense is a bot prevention product. Apigee Edge PRO is a cloud-delivered service and is an API management for small and medium-sized businesses and divisions in a range of enterprises. It delivers its platform both in the cloud and on premises.

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