Computer Services (CSVI) vs. Its Competitors Financial Comparison

Computer Services (OTCMKTS: CSVI) is one of 125 publicly-traded companies in the “Data processing & preparation” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Computer Services to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Computer Services and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Computer Services 18.52% 22.51% 14.19%
Computer Services Competitors -37.08% -1,621.13% -10.99%

Risk & Volatility

Computer Services has a beta of 0.42, suggesting that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Computer Services’ peers have a beta of 1.35, suggesting that their average share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

3.2% of Computer Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.1% of shares of all “Data processing & preparation” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.8% of shares of all “Data processing & preparation” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Computer Services pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Computer Services pays out 53.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Data processing & preparation” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.2% and pay out 41.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Computer Services and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Computer Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
Computer Services Competitors 660 3171 4888 90 2.50

As a group, “Data processing & preparation” companies have a potential upside of 34.00%. Given Computer Services’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Computer Services has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Computer Services $291.34 million $55.40 million 27.34
Computer Services Competitors $1.03 billion $1.91 million -34.47

Computer Services’ peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Computer Services. Computer Services is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

About Computer Services

Computer Services, Inc. provides information technology solutions and services to meet the business needs of financial institutions and corporate entities. It delivers core processing, managed services, mobile and Internet solutions, payments processing, print and electronic distribution, and regulatory compliance solutions to financial institutions and corporate customers across the nation. Its integrated banking solutions include check imaging, cash management, branch and merchant capture, internet and mobile banking, print and mail, and online document delivery services, corporate intranets, secure Web hosting, e-messaging, teller and platform services, ATM and debit card service and support, payments solutions, risk assessment, network management, cloud-based managed services, and compliance software and services for regulatory compliance, homeland security and fraud prevention. Computer Services was founded by John A. Williams on March 19, 1965 and is headquartered in Paducah, KY.

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