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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.68
CSGS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
80% of the 1778 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 20.37 vs. CSGS: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CSGS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.64 Max: N/A
Current: 0.68
Equity to Asset 0.39
CSGS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
80% of the 1576 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. CSGS: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CSGS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.19  Med: 0.39 Max: 0.67
Current: 0.39
-0.19
0.67
Interest Coverage 7.24
CSGS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
87% of the 1162 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. CSGS: 7.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CSGS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 10.14 Max: 59.9
Current: 7.24
0.19
59.9
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.67
M-Score: -3.05
WACC vs ROIC
10.01%
11.28%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 10.84
CSGS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1743 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.11 vs. CSGS: 10.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CSGS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -61.99  Med: 16.56 Max: 38.16
Current: 10.84
-61.99
38.16
Net-margin (%) 5.36
CSGS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1743 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. CSGS: 5.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CSGS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -59.9  Med: 8.65 Max: 36.17
Current: 5.36
-59.9
36.17
ROE (%) 11.38
CSGS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1705 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.32 vs. CSGS: 11.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CSGS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2312.36  Med: 17.17 Max: 613.62
Current: 11.38
-2312.36
613.62
ROA (%) 4.74
CSGS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1786 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. CSGS: 4.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CSGS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -69.95  Med: 7.98 Max: 37.98
Current: 4.74
-69.95
37.98
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 59.64
CSGS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1757 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 24.49 vs. CSGS: 59.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CSGS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1238.37  Med: 116.66 Max: 366.61
Current: 59.64
-1238.37
366.61
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -9.90
CSGS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. CSGS: -9.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CSGS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -37.4  Med: 8.40 Max: 57.5
Current: -9.9
-37.4
57.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -4.90
CSGS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. CSGS: -4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CSGS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.6  Med: 0.65 Max: 32.5
Current: -4.9
-23.6
32.5
» CSGS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

CSGS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

David Dreman 133,635 sh (+1.27%)
Third Avenue Management 1,130,753 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 234,059 sh (-0.91%)
Jim Simons 1,783,422 sh (-9.61%)
Paul Tudor Jones 30,500 sh (-25.61%)
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Q4 2014

CSGS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 11,770 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 36,700 sh (+20.33%)
David Dreman 141,858 sh (+6.15%)
Jim Simons 1,800,211 sh (+0.94%)
Diamond Hill Capital 234,721 sh (+0.28%)
Third Avenue Management 353,141 sh (-68.77%)
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Q1 2015

CSGS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Chuck Royce 1,700 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 541,956 sh (+130.89%)
Jim Simons 1,961,936 sh (+8.98%)
David Dreman 153,695 sh (+8.34%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 34,654 sh (-5.57%)
Third Avenue Management 319,229 sh (-9.60%)
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Q2 2015

CSGS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Joel Greenblatt 316,614 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 611,811 sh (+12.89%)
David Dreman 167,517 sh (+8.99%)
Third Avenue Management 319,229 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,700 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 1,914,622 sh (-2.41%)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,700 sh (-17.18%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 25.98
CSGS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 24.44 vs. CSGS: 25.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CSGS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.64  Med: 18.24 Max: 29.84
Current: 25.98
6.64
29.84
Forward P/E 11.29
CSGS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 19.23 vs. CSGS: 11.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 25.90
CSGS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1094 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 23.70 vs. CSGS: 25.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CSGS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.67  Med: 18.13 Max: 29.66
Current: 25.9
6.67
29.66
P/B 3.12
CSGS's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 1654 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. CSGS: 3.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CSGS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.62  Med: 2.91 Max: 6.78
Current: 3.12
1.62
6.78
P/S 1.37
CSGS's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 1797 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. CSGS: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CSGS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.21 Max: 3.49
Current: 1.37
0.6
3.49
PFCF 10.40
CSGS's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 23.98 vs. CSGS: 10.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CSGS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.19  Med: 9.29 Max: 21.08
Current: 10.4
4.19
21.08
POCF 8.23
CSGS's POCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 17.66 vs. CSGS: 8.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CSGS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.22  Med: 7.47 Max: 17.15
Current: 8.23
3.22
17.15
EV-to-EBIT 14.42
CSGS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 16.64 vs. CSGS: 14.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CSGS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.1  Med: 10.10 Max: 15.5
Current: 14.42
5.1
15.5
PEG 4.18
CSGS's PEG is ranked lower than
73% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. CSGS: 4.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CSGS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.66 Max: 74.15
Current: 4.18
0.17
74.15
Shiller P/E 24.18
CSGS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
60% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 28.81 vs. CSGS: 24.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CSGS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.09  Med: 16.04 Max: 28.8
Current: 24.18
9.09
28.8
Current Ratio 1.37
CSGS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 1621 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. CSGS: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CSGS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.97  Med: 2.07 Max: 6.32
Current: 1.37
0.97
6.32
Quick Ratio 1.37
CSGS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 1621 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. CSGS: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CSGS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.97  Med: 2.07 Max: 6.32
Current: 1.37
0.97
6.32
Days Sales Outstanding 84.18
CSGS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
64% of the 1505 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 68.76 vs. CSGS: 84.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CSGS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 80.33  Med: 100.12 Max: 182.27
Current: 84.18
80.33
182.27

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.13
CSGS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
61% of the 1274 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. CSGS: 2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CSGS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.04  Med: 2.17 Max: 2.97
Current: 2.13
1.04
2.97
Dividend Payout 0.56
CSGS's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
69% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. CSGS: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CSGS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.56 Max: 1.05
Current: 0.56
0.42
1.05
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.13
CSGS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1293 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. CSGS: 2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CSGS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.04  Med: 2.17 Max: 2.97
Current: 2.13
1.04
2.97
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
CSGS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. CSGS: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
CSGS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 10.9  Med: 1.95 Max: -12.9
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 61.06
CSGS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
98% of the 1363 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. CSGS: 61.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CSGS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.71  Med: 21.41 Max: 1314.6
Current: 61.06
3.71
1314.6
Price/Projected FCF 0.86
CSGS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. CSGS: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CSGS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.65 Max: 2.8
Current: 0.86
0.29
2.8
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.99
CSGS's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
75% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. CSGS: 2.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.15
CSGS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 1548 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. CSGS: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CSGS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.76 Max: 7.22
Current: 1.15
0.49
7.22
Price/Graham Number 8.33
CSGS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
89% of the 880 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. CSGS: 8.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CSGS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.86  Med: 4.30 Max: 35.53
Current: 8.33
1.86
35.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.96
CSGS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1771 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. CSGS: 6.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CSGS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.4  Med: 9.90 Max: 19.7
Current: 6.96
6.4
19.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 9.74
CSGS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 693 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 10.77 vs. CSGS: 9.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CSGS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -13.2  Med: 18.40 Max: 57.4
Current: 9.74
-13.2
57.4

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 763 801
EPS($) 2.24 2.70
EPS without NRI($) 2.24 2.70

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Infrastructure
Compare:MSFT, ORCL, VMW, CTXS, CA » details
Traded in other countries:CSN.Germany,
CSG Systems International Inc is a Delaware Corporation formed in October 1994. The Company is a business support solutions provider serving the communications industry. The Company's proven approach and solutions are based on its broad and deep experience in serving clients in the communications industry as their businesses have evolved from a single product offering to a complex, competitive, multi-product service offering. The Company's solutions help service providers streamline and scale operations, introduce and adapt products and services to meet customer demands, and address the challenges and opportunities brought about by change. The Company have one reportable segment: products and services. Company's products and services help companies with complex transaction-centric business models manage the opportunities and challenges associated with accurately capturing, managing, generating, and optimizing the revenue associated with the immense volumes of customer interactions and then manage the intricate nature of those customer relationships. Company's core billing and customer care and business optimization platform, Advanced Convergent Platform (ACP), is a pre-integrated platform, delivered in an outsourced managed services environment. It generates a substantial percentage of its revenues by providing ACP processing and Customer Interaction Management solutions, and related software products like, Advanced Customer Service Representative, Workforce Express to the North American cable and satellite markets. Additionally, it license certain software products like, WBMS, Total Service Mediation, and Singleview and provide professional services to implement these software products, increase the efficiency and productivity of its clients' operations, and allow clients to effectively roll out new products as well as attract and retain customers. The Company's clients include: AT&T, ESPN, DISH Network Corporation, Telefonica, Time Warner Cable, Inc., Verizon, among others. The Company's competitors include: Amdocs Limited, Comverse Inc., NEC Corporation, and Oracle Corporation, Ericsson, Huawei, and Alcatel-Lucent.
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