The Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ: DSGX) is one of 105 public companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare The Descartes Systems Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares The Descartes Systems Group and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
The Descartes Systems Group $203.78 million $23.83 million 87.50
The Descartes Systems Group Competitors $1.82 billion $300.56 million 45.08

The Descartes Systems Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than The Descartes Systems Group. The Descartes Systems Group 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.

Risk & Volatility

The Descartes Systems Group has a beta of 0.54, suggesting that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Descartes Systems Group’s peers have a beta of 1.10, suggesting that their average stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for The Descartes Systems Group and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Descartes Systems Group 0 2 6 0 2.75
The Descartes Systems Group Competitors 363 2181 4112 119 2.59

The Descartes Systems Group presently has a consensus target price of $32.31, indicating a potential upside of 8.61%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 0.11%. Given The Descartes Systems Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe The Descartes Systems Group is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

76.9% of The Descartes Systems Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.9% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of The Descartes Systems Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.9% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares The Descartes Systems Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Descartes Systems Group 12.06% 5.97% 5.04%
The Descartes Systems Group Competitors -25.62% -208.27% -7.97%

Summary

The Descartes Systems Group beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

The Descartes Systems Group Company Profile

Descartes Systems Group Inc (Descartes) is a Canada-based global provider of federated network and global logistics technology solutions that help its customers make and receive shipments and manage related resources. Its network-based solutions, which primarily consist of services and software, connect people to their trading partners and enable business document exchange (bookings, bills of lading, status messages); regulatory compliance and customs filing; route and resource planning, execution and monitoring; access and leverage global trade and restricted party data; inventory and asset visibility; rate and transportation management, and warehouse operations. Its solutions include Logistics Technology Platform that fuses the Descartes Global Logistics Network (Descartes GLN); customs and regulatory compliance; routing, mobile and telematics; global logistics network services; transportation management, and broker and forwarder enterprise systems. It operates through MacroPoint.

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