Critical Review: Computer Services (OTCMKTS:CSVI) versus Ye…


Yext (NYSE:YEXT) and Computer Services (OTCMKTS:CSVI) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Yext and Computer Services, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yext 0 2 4 0 2.67
Computer Services 0 0 0 0 N/A

Yext presently has a consensus target price of $22.00, indicating a potential upside of 41.48%. Given Yext’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Yext is more favorable than Computer Services.

Profitability

This table compares Yext and Computer Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yext -38.03% -104.78% -41.76%
Computer Services N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

52.4% of Yext shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.8% of Computer Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.8% of Yext shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Computer Services pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Yext does not pay a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Yext and Computer Services’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yext $170.20 million 9.21 -$66.56 million ($0.85) -18.29
Computer Services $249.56 million 2.97 $38.83 million N/A N/A

Computer Services has higher revenue and earnings than Yext.

Volatility & Risk

Yext has a beta of 1.46, meaning that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Computer Services has a beta of 0.22, meaning that its stock price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Yext Company Profile

Yext, Inc. provides a knowledge engine platform that lets businesses manage their digital knowledge in the cloud in North America and Europe. The company offers Yext Knowledge Engine, a cloud-based global platform that enables businesses to control and manage their digital knowledge and make it available through its PowerListings Network of approximately 150 third-party maps, apps, search engines, intelligent GPS systems, digital assistants, vertical directories, and social networks. Yext, Inc. serves healthcare, retail, and financial services industries. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in New York, New York.

Computer Services Company Profile

Computer Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, delivers core processing, managed services, mobile and Internet, payments processing, print and electronic distribution, and regulatory compliance solutions to financial institutions and corporate entities in the United States. It provides processing, maintenance, and support services; software licensing and installation services; professional services; and eBusiness services, as well as equipment and supply sales. The company also offers integrated banking solutions, which include check imaging; cash management; branch and merchant capture; print and mail, and online document delivery services; corporate intranets; secure Web hosting; e-messaging; teller and platform services; ATM and debit card service and support; payments solutions; risk assessment; network management; cloud-based managed services; and compliance software and services for regulatory compliance, homeland security, and fraud prevention. It provides its products and services to community banks, regional banks, and multi-bank holding companies, as well as to various other business enterprises. The company was incorporated in 1965 and is headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky.

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