Cass Information Systems (NASDAQ: CASS) is one of 408 publicly-traded companies in the “COMPUTER SOFT/SERV” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Cass Information Systems to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and risk.
Volatility & Risk
Cass Information Systems has a beta of 1.2, suggesting that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cass Information Systems’ competitors have a beta of 0.84, suggesting that their average share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Cass Information Systems and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Cass Information Systems||18.49%||12.14%||1.73%|
|Cass Information Systems Competitors||-28.15%||-45.77%||-3.84%|
Cass Information Systems pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Cass Information Systems pays out 47.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “COMPUTER SOFT/SERV” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.1% and pay out 48.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Cass Information Systems has increased its dividend for 13 consecutive years.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Cass Information Systems and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cass Information Systems||$135.30 million||$25.01 million||30.58|
|Cass Information Systems Competitors||$2.46 billion||$269.40 million||11.16|
Cass Information Systems’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Cass Information Systems. Cass Information Systems is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Cass Information Systems and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Cass Information Systems||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Cass Information Systems Competitors||2283||10619||21745||806||2.59|
As a group, “COMPUTER SOFT/SERV” companies have a potential upside of 2.81%. Given Cass Information Systems’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cass Information Systems has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
53.3% of Cass Information Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.4% of shares of all “COMPUTER SOFT/SERV” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of Cass Information Systems shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 20.5% of shares of all “COMPUTER SOFT/SERV” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
About Cass Information Systems
Cass Information Systems, Inc. (Cass) is a provider of payment and information processing services to manufacturing, distribution and retail enterprises across the United States with operating locations in Missouri, Ohio, Massachusetts, South Carolina and Florida. The Company provides transportation invoice rating, payment processing, auditing, accounting and transportation information. It is also a processor and payer of energy invoices, including electricity, gas, waste, and other facility related expenses. The Company operates in two segments: Information Services and Banking Services. The Information Services segment provides transportation, energy, telecommunication, and environmental invoice processing and payment services to large corporations. The Banking Services segment provides banking services primarily to privately held businesses and churches. The Company, through its bank subsidiary, Cass Commercial Bank (the Bank), provides commercial banking services.
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