Contrasting Asure Software (ASUR) and CSRA (CSRA)

Asure Software (NASDAQ:ASUR) and CSRA (NYSE:CSRA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

60.8% of Asure Software shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.3% of CSRA shares are held by institutional investors. 18.2% of Asure Software shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of CSRA shares are held by company 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Asure Software and CSRA’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Asure Software $54.44 million 3.11 -$5.72 million $0.45 25.04
CSRA $4.99 billion 1.35 $304.00 million $1.91 21.59

CSRA has higher revenue and earnings than Asure Software. CSRA is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Asure Software, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Asure Software and CSRA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Asure Software -11.85% 9.05% 2.80%
CSRA 7.46% 68.98% 6.50%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Asure Software and CSRA, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Asure Software 0 0 8 0 3.00
CSRA 0 8 1 0 2.11

Asure Software currently has a consensus price target of $21.00, suggesting a potential upside of 86.34%. CSRA has a consensus price target of $38.39, suggesting a potential downside of 6.88%. Given Asure Software’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Asure Software is more favorable than CSRA.

Dividends

CSRA pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Asure Software does not pay a dividend. CSRA pays out 20.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Asure Software has a beta of 1.14, meaning that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CSRA has a beta of 0.84, meaning that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

About Asure Software

Asure Software Inc. provides cloud-based software-as-a-service time and labor management, and workspace management solutions worldwide. The company's product line includes AsureSpace workplace management solutions that enable organizations to manage their office environments and optimize real estate utilization; and AsureForce time and labor management solutions to help organizations optimize workforce, as well as control labor administration costs and activities. It also offers AsureHCM, an integrated cloud-based platform that provides human resource services ranging from human resource management and payroll to benefits, talent acquisition, and performance management; Evolution HCM, an AsureHCM channel product that provide users with the flexibility and best practices to handle clients; and AsureConsulting that offers a suite of services to assist organizations through the entire employee lifecycle. In addition, it provides SmartView occupancy sensors and analytics platform that offers insights, which allow companies to make strategic decisions about real estate investments and workplace design; and SmartMove, a move management software that help companies design floorplans and track permanent seat assignments, as well as manage assets, such as telephones, laptops, desks, chairs, and other items assigned to an employee. Further, the company provides AsureSpace Resource Scheduler, a solution for the digital workplace that features conference room and desk reservations, service management, interactive floorplans, visitor management, calendar and Web conference integrations, and reporting; and NowSpace, a mobile app for Apple and Android devices that enables mobile workers to find and reserve desks and conference rooms from their smart phones. It serves clients ranging from Fortune 500 to small and mid-sized businesses directly, as well as through reseller and referral partners. Asure Software Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

About CSRA

CSRA Inc. is a provider of information technology services to the United States federal government. The Company operates through two segments: Defense and Intelligence, and Civil. The Defense and Intelligence segment provides services to the Department of Defense (DoD), National Security Agency, branches of the Armed Forces, and other DoD and Intelligence agencies. The Civil segment provides services to various federal agencies within the Department of Homeland Security (the DHS), Department of Health and Human services, and other federal civil agencies, as well as various state and local government agencies. It supplies civil government agencies with mission information systems and associated technical support services. It provides its customers with technical services across service areas, including Digital Services, Enterprise Business Services, Digital Platforms, Cyber, Data Science, and Professional and Citizen Services. It has conducted operations in over 130 locations.

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