Callidus Software (NASDAQ: CALD) is one of 112 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Callidus Software to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.0% of Callidus Software shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.7% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Callidus Software shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 19.1% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Callidus Software and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Callidus Software 0 2 8 0 2.80
Callidus Software Competitors 285 2091 4410 89 2.63

Callidus Software currently has a consensus price target of $28.75, suggesting a potential upside of 0.00%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 8.18%. Given Callidus Software’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Callidus Software has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Callidus Software $206.72 million -$18.96 million -79.86
Callidus Software Competitors $2.23 billion $415.57 million 261.11

Callidus Software’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Callidus Software. Callidus 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.

Profitability

This table compares Callidus Software and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Callidus Software -9.54% -5.67% -3.39%
Callidus Software Competitors -46.11% -22.69% -6.85%

Risk and Volatility

Callidus Software has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Callidus Software’s peers have a beta of 0.91, suggesting that their average stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

About Callidus Software

Callidus Software Inc. (Callidus) is a provider of cloud-based sales, marketing, learning and customer experience solutions. The Company’s CallidusCloud enables its customers to manage their Lead to Money process with a suite of solutions that identify leads, implement territory and quota plans, enable sales forces, automate bid configuration pricing and quoting, manage contracts, streamline sales compensation and capture customer feedback, among others. Lead to Money is a process designed to help companies respond to the changing role of sales and marketing in the redefined buying cycle. The company’s Lead to Money suite and technology solutions include Lead, Planning, Enablement, Quotes and Proposals, Contracts, Incentives, Customer Experience and Technology. The Company provides a range of services to its customers, which include professional services, business process outsourcing services, maintenance and technical support services, and education services.

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