QAD (NASDAQ: QADA) is one of 103 public companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare QAD to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

QAD has a beta of 0.94, indicating that its share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QAD’s rivals have a beta of 1.04, indicating that their average share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.


QAD pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. QAD pays out -22.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.8% and pay out 32.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

44.9% of QAD shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.8% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 44.1% of QAD shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 23.2% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares QAD and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QAD -6.40% -2.06% -0.86%
QAD Competitors -22.14% -210.19% -6.98%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for QAD and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QAD 0 1 4 0 2.80
QAD Competitors 379 2224 4171 121 2.59

QAD currently has a consensus target price of $40.67, indicating a potential upside of 5.35%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 6.09%. Given QAD’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe QAD has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares QAD and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
QAD $277.97 million -$15.45 million -38.60
QAD Competitors $1.76 billion $288.64 million 43.73

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

QAD Company Profile

QAD Inc. (QAD) is a provider of vertically oriented enterprise software solutions for global manufacturing companies across the automotive, life sciences, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology and industrial products industries. QAD Enterprise Applications enables measurement and control of business processes and supports operational requirements, including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD delivers components of its solution for a range of mobile platforms. The Company’s mobile suite includes a requisition approval solution, a mobile business intelligence solution, mobile browse capability and mobile application monitoring tools to support system administrators. Its mobile browse capability allows users to view, filter and sort data accessible through QAD Browses within QAD Enterprise Applications using mobile devices.

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