Advent Software (NASDAQ: ADVS) is one of 106 public companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Advent Software to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

Advent Software has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Advent Software’s rivals have a beta of 1.05, indicating that their average share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

60.9% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.9% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Advent Software and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Advent Software N/A N/A 53.95
Advent Software Competitors $1.82 billion $300.56 million 43.86

Advent Software’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Advent Software. Advent Software is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Advent Software and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Advent Software 0 0 0 0 N/A
Advent Software Competitors 369 2195 4121 119 2.59

As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 0.27%. Given Advent Software’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Advent Software has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Advent Software and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Advent Software 4.92% N/A 4.74%
Advent Software Competitors -25.37% -206.09% -7.93%

Advent Software Company Profile

Advent Software, Inc. (Advent) is a provider of software products and services. The Company offers software products and services for automating and integrating data and work flows across the investment management organization, as well as between the investment management organization and external parties. The Company is engaged in the development and marketing of software products, software-as-a-service, hosting services, data interfaces, and related maintenance and services that automate, integrate and support investment management organizations around the world. The Company has a cloud platform, Advent Direct, and a portfolio management platform, Geneva. The Company’s products include Advent Portfolio Exchange, Black Diamond, Axys, Moxy, Advent Rules Manager, Tamale RMS, Syncova calculation solutions, Tradex and Advent General Ledger Exchange. It also offers Data and Data Integration Services, Maintenance and Support Services, Professional Services and an Alliance Program.

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