Head to Head Analysis: Clicksoftware Technologies (CKSW) versus The Competition

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

Volatility & Risk

Clicksoftware Technologies has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Clicksoftware Technologies’ peers have a beta of 1.01, indicating that their average share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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 -22.31% -213.12% -7.21%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices 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 374 2210 4143 120 2.59

As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 4.58%. Given Clicksoftware Technologies’ peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Clicksoftware Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

61.0% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.2% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Clicksoftware Technologies and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Clicksoftware Technologies N/A N/A -74.12
Clicksoftware Technologies Competitors $1.76 billion $288.64 million 28.08

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.


Clicksoftware Technologies peers beat Clicksoftware Technologies on 5 of the 8 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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