Cass Information Systems (NASDAQ: CASS) is one of 120 public companies in the “Business services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Cass Information Systems to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.
Volatility & Risk
Cass Information Systems has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cass Information Systems’ competitors have a beta of 0.66, indicating that their average stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Cass Information Systems and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cass Information Systems||$135.30 million||$25.01 million||N/A|
|Cass Information Systems Competitors||$2.38 billion||$315.29 million||13.22|
Cass Information Systems’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Cass Information Systems.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Cass Information Systems and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Cass Information Systems||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Cass Information Systems Competitors||698||3547||6931||271||2.59|
As a group, “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 7.37%. Given Cass Information Systems’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Cass Information Systems has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
53.3% of Cass Information Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.8% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.9% of Cass Information Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.3% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Cass Information Systems and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Cass Information Systems||18.49%||12.14%||1.73%|
|Cass Information Systems Competitors||5.47%||-51.29%||2.37%|
Cass Information Systems pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. As a group, “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.1% and pay out 28.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Cass Information Systems has increased its dividend for 13 consecutive years.
About Cass Information Systems
Cass Information Systems, Inc. provides payment and information processing services to manufacturing, distribution, and retail enterprises in the United States. It operates through two segments, Information Services and Banking Services. The company's services include freight invoice rating, payment processing, auditing, and the generation of accounting and transportation information. It also processes and pays energy invoices, including electricity, gas, waste, and other facility related expenses; and provides telecommunications expense management solutions comprising bill processing, audit, and payment services for telephone, data line, wireless, and communication equipment expenses. In addition, the company, through its banking subsidiary, Cass Commercial Bank, provides a range of commercial banking products and services, such as checking, savings, and time deposit accounts; commercial and commercial real estate loans; and other cash management services to privately owned businesses, and churches and church-related ministries. It operates through its banking facility near downtown St. Louis, Missouri; operating branch in the Bridgeton, Missouri; and additional leased facilities in Fenton, Missouri, Santa Ana, California, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. The company was formerly known as Cass Commercial Corporation and changed its name to Cass Information Systems, Inc. in January 2001. Cass Information Systems, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
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