Computer Task Group (NASDAQ:CTG) and Cicero (OTCMKTS:CICN) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Computer Task Group and Cicero’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Computer Task Group||$394.17 million||0.19||$4.13 million||N/A||N/A|
|Cicero||$1.54 million||0.95||-$1.61 million||N/A||N/A|
Computer Task Group has higher revenue and earnings than Cicero.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Computer Task Group and Cicero, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Computer Task Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Volatility & Risk
Computer Task Group has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cicero has a beta of -1.29, meaning that its share price is 229% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Computer Task Group and Cicero’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Computer Task Group||1.46%||9.12%||3.79%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
45.0% of Computer Task Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Cicero shares are held by institutional investors. 13.9% of Computer Task Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 89.0% of Cicero shares are held 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.
Computer Task Group beats Cicero on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Computer Task Group
Computer Task Group, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an information technology solutions and staffing services company in North America, Europe, and India. Its IT solutions include the implementation and optimization of packaged software applications; development and deployment of customized software and solutions designed to fit the needs of a specific client or market; and design and distribution of complex technology components, as well as offers consulting services. The company’s IT and other staffing services include recruiting, retaining, and managing IT and other talent primarily for technology service providers and other companies with multiple locations. It serves technology service and healthcare providers, and health insurers, as well as manufacturing, life sciences, energy, and financial services companies. Computer Task Group, Incorporated was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Buffalo, New York.
Cicero Inc. provides business integration software solutions in the United States and Europe. The company’s software enables organizations to integrate new and existing information and processes at the desktop; and addresses the need for a company’s information systems to deliver enterprise-wide views of their business information processes. It offers Cicero Discovery, a configurable tool to collect activity and application performance data, and track business objects across time and multiple users, as well as measure against a defined expected business process flow; and Cicero Insight, a measurement and analytics solution that collects and presents information about quality, productivity, compliance, and revenue from frontline activity to target areas for improvement. The company also provides Cicero Automation that delivers features of the Cicero Discovery product, as well as desktop automation for enterprise contact center and back office employees; integrates applications and automates workflow; and control and adaptability at the end user desktop. In addition, it offers technical support, training, and consulting services. The company sells its products and services directly, as well as through distributors and other intermediaries who resell it to end-users. It serves financial services, insurance, telecommunications, and healthcare industries; and business process outsourcers, as well as intelligence, security, law enforcement, and other governmental organizations. The company was formerly known as Level 8 Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Cicero Inc. in January 2007. Cicero Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina.
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