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

Risk and Volatility

Advent Software has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Advent Software’s peers have a beta of 1.10, indicating that their average stock price is 10% 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 company 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 Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Advent Software and its peers, as reported 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 364 2184 4114 119 2.59

As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 0.64%. Given Advent Software’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Advent Software has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Advent Software and its peers’ 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 -20.88% -214.66% -6.65%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Advent Software and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Advent Software N/A N/A 53.95
Advent Software Competitors $1.76 billion $288.64 million 27.96

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

About Advent Software

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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