Apptio (NASDAQ: APTI) is one of 100 public companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Apptio to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Apptio and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Apptio 0 1 6 0 2.86
Apptio Competitors 364 2184 4114 119 2.59

Apptio currently has a consensus target price of $24.29, suggesting a potential upside of 11.25%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 0.61%. Given Apptio’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Apptio is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

45.0% of Apptio shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.9% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 43.2% of Apptio shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 21.9% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Apptio and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Apptio $160.57 million -$31.55 million -32.10
Apptio Competitors $1.76 billion $288.64 million 27.96

Apptio’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Apptio. Apptio is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Apptio and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Apptio -14.77% -36.83% -13.78%
Apptio Competitors -20.88% -214.66% -6.65%

Summary

Apptio beats its competitors on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About Apptio

Apptio, Inc. is a provider of technology business management (TBM) solutions. The Company’s cloud-based platform and software as a service (SaaS) applications enable information technology (IT) leaders to analyze, optimize and plan technology investments, and benchmark the financial and operational performance against peers. It operates in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada, France and Singapore. Its TBM solutions consist of a cloud-based platform and SaaS applications, which include Cost Transparency, IT Benchmarking, Business Insights, Bill of IT and IT Planning. It serves a range of industries, including financial services, professional services, technology, energy, consumer goods, manufacturing, healthcare, media, retail and transportation, as well as federal and state government agencies. Its cloud-based data and analytics platform aggregates, cleanses and correlates customer data from a range of disparate sources.

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