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

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Apptio $160.57 million -$31.55 million -31.59
Apptio Competitors $1.76 billion $288.64 million 15.15

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.

Risk & Volatility

Apptio has a beta of 1.17, suggesting that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Apptio’s competitors have a beta of 1.10, suggesting that their average share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Apptio and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Apptio 0 1 6 0 2.86
Apptio Competitors 364 2185 4118 119 2.59

Apptio currently has a consensus target price of $24.29, indicating a potential upside of 11.40%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential downside of 0.32%. Given Apptio’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Apptio is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

45.0% of Apptio shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.9% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 43.2% of Apptio shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 22.1% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

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 7 of the 12 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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