CSG Systems International (NASDAQ: CSGS) and OpenTable (NASDAQ:OPEN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CSG Systems International and OpenTable’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CSG Systems International $760.96 million 1.97 $62.88 million $1.79 25.02
OpenTable N/A N/A N/A $0.94 N/A

CSG Systems International has higher revenue and earnings than OpenTable. OpenTable is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CSG Systems International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares CSG Systems International and OpenTable’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CSG Systems International 7.57% 22.11% 7.58%
OpenTable N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

CSG Systems International pays an annual dividend of $0.79 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. OpenTable does not pay a dividend. CSG Systems International pays out 44.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.5% of CSG Systems International shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of CSG Systems International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for CSG Systems International and OpenTable, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CSG Systems International 0 0 1 0 3.00
OpenTable 0 0 0 0 N/A

CSG Systems International presently has a consensus price target of $47.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.93%.

Summary

CSG Systems International beats OpenTable on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CSG Systems International

CSG Systems International, Inc. (CSG) is a provider of business support solutions primarily serving the communications industry. The Company provides business support solutions (BSS) to the communications service providers (CSPs), as well as clients in various industries. CSG’s solutions coordinate and manage various aspects of a service provider’s customer interactions, from the initial activation of customer accounts, to the support and fulfillment of various services, and through the calculation, presentment, and accounts receivables management of monthly customer statements. The Company’s primary product solutions include Revenue Management & Customer Experience Solutions; Customer Interaction Management; Managed Services; Mediation and Data Management, and Wholesale Settlement and Routing. The Company employs professional services across various sectors, including solution architecture, project management, systems implementation and business consultancy.

About OpenTable

OpenTable, Inc. (OpenTable) provides solution that forms an online network connecting reservation-taking restaurants and people who dine at those restaurants. Its solutions include its electronic reservation book (ERB) and and OpenTable Connect (Connect). Its solutions for diners include www.opentable.com, its restaurant reservation Website, as well as a range of mobile applications. The OpenTable network includes approximately 20,000 OpenTable restaurant customers spanning all 50 states, as well as select markets outside of the United States. In June 2013, OpenTable Inc acquired JustChalo Inc. In July 2013, the Company announced that it has acquired Rezbook, Urbanspoon’s reservation management system for restaurants. In December 2013, OpenTable acquired Quickcue, LLC, a provider of guest management systems for restaurants. In February 2014, OpenTable Inc acquired Ness Computing Inc.

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