Asure Software (ASUR) and Its Competitors Financial Review
Asure Software (NASDAQ: ASUR) is one of 120 publicly-traded companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Asure Software to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.
This table compares Asure Software and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Asure Software Competitors||-44.75%||-25.92%||-9.64%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
41.0% of Asure Software shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.6% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 22.7% of Asure Software shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.5% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Asure Software and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Asure Software Competitors||275||2069||4373||86||2.63|
Asure Software presently has a consensus target price of $16.50, suggesting a potential upside of 55.08%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 2.28%. Given Asure Software’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Asure Software is more favorable than its peers.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Asure Software and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Asure Software||$42.76 million||$5.56 million||-46.26|
|Asure Software Competitors||$1.49 billion||$438.70 million||10.79|
Asure Software’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Asure Software. Asure Software 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.
Risk & Volatility
Asure Software has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Asure Software’s peers have a beta of 0.98, suggesting that their average stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Asure Software beats its peers on 9 of the 13 factors compared.
About Asure Software
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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