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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 0.79
CSGS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 2645 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. CSGS: 0.79 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 2.65
Current: 0.79

0.15
2.65
Equity to Asset 0.43
CSGS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 2564 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. CSGS: 0.43 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.19   Max: 0.67
Current: 0.43

-0.19
0.67
Interest Coverage 7.24
CSGS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5615.56 vs. CSGS: 7.24 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 59.9
Current: 7.24

0.19
59.9
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.77
M-Score: -2.66
WACC vs ROIC
6.61%
10.28%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 10.07
CSGS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2614 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.77 vs. CSGS: 10.07 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -61.99   Max: 38.16
Current: 10.07

-61.99
38.16
Net-margin (%) 4.92
CSGS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 2614 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. CSGS: 4.92 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -59.9   Max: 36.17
Current: 4.92

-59.9
36.17
ROE (%) 9.93
CSGS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2551 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.64 vs. CSGS: 9.93 )
CSGS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2312.36   Max: 613.62
Current: 9.93

-2312.36
613.62
ROA (%) 4.30
CSGS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 2658 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. CSGS: 4.30 )
CSGS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -69.95   Max: 37.98
Current: 4.3

-69.95
37.98
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 58.97
CSGS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2628 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 31.00 vs. CSGS: 58.97 )
CSGS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1238.37   Max: 356.17
Current: 58.97

-1238.37
356.17
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -9.90
CSGS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1682 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. CSGS: -9.90 )
CSGS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -37.4   Max: 57.5
Current: -9.9

-37.4
57.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -4.90
CSGS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1537 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. CSGS: -4.90 )
CSGS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.6   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

Q1 2014

CSGS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 155,501 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,800,211 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,867,837 sh (+11.01%)
Third Avenue Management 1,028,299 sh (+7.88%)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,300 sh (+2.09%)
David Dreman 134,907 sh (+1.90%)
John Hussman 15,000 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital 235,839 sh (-58.76%)
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Q2 2014

CSGS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 41,000 sh (+39.93%)
Third Avenue Management 1,130,753 sh (+9.96%)
Jim Simons 1,973,022 sh (+5.63%)
Diamond Hill Capital 236,204 sh (+0.15%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
David Dreman 131,964 sh (-2.18%)
John Hussman 7,500 sh (-50.00%)
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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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 27.80
CSGS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 86.80 vs. CSGS: 27.80 )
CSGS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.64   Max: 29.84
Current: 27.8

6.64
29.84
Forward P/E 11.39
CSGS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CSGS: 11.39 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 26.60
CSGS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 87.80 vs. CSGS: 26.60 )
CSGS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.67   Max: 29.66
Current: 26.6

6.67
29.66
P/B 2.70
CSGS's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. CSGS: 2.70 )
CSGS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.62   Max: 7.05
Current: 2.7

1.62
7.05
P/S 1.30
CSGS's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.72 vs. CSGS: 1.30 )
CSGS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 4.54
Current: 1.3

0.6
4.54
PFCF 17.30
CSGS's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 276.80 vs. CSGS: 17.30 )
CSGS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.19   Max: 21.08
Current: 17.3

4.19
21.08
POCF 11.60
CSGS's POCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 33.50 vs. CSGS: 11.60 )
CSGS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.22   Max: 17.15
Current: 11.6

3.22
17.15
EV-to-EBIT 13.72
CSGS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 45.39 vs. CSGS: 13.72 )
CSGS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 3373.7
Current: 13.72

5.1
3373.7
PEG 4.29
CSGS's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CSGS: 4.29 )
CSGS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 74.15
Current: 4.29

0.17
74.15
Shiller P/E 23.60
CSGS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CSGS: 23.60 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.09   Max: 28.8
Current: 23.6

9.09
28.8
Current Ratio 2.26
CSGS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 2621 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. CSGS: 2.26 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 5.96
Current: 2.26

1.05
5.96
Quick Ratio 2.26
CSGS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 2621 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. CSGS: 2.26 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 5.96
Current: 2.26

1.05
5.96
Days Sales Outstanding 89.57
CSGS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
68% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 87.85 vs. CSGS: 89.57 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 80.33   Max: 182.27
Current: 89.57

80.33
182.27

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.20
CSGS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
65% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. CSGS: 2.20 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 2.97
Current: 2.2

1.04
2.97
Dividend Payout 0.57
CSGS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
82% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CSGS: 0.57 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.57

0.29
0.57
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.20
CSGS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1312 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CSGS: 2.20 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 2.97
Current: 2.2

1.04
2.97
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
CSGS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 1775 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. CSGS: -0.70 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 10.9   Max: -12.9
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 20.20
CSGS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
52% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. CSGS: 20.20 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.72   Max: 1314.6
Current: 20.2

3.72
1314.6
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
CSGS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CSGS: 0.80 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 2.77
Current: 0.8

0.31
2.77
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
CSGS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CSGS: 1.10 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 7.29
Current: 1.1

0.55
7.29
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.50
CSGS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CSGS: 3.50 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.94
Current: 3.5

0.39
2.94
Price/Graham Number 4.90
CSGS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CSGS: 4.90 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 7.3
Current: 4.9

1.76
7.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.10
CSGS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2593 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. CSGS: 7.10 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 19.7
Current: 7.1

6.4
19.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.06
CSGS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1076 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 11.78 vs. CSGS: 16.06 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -15.1   Max: 57.4
Current: 16.06

-15.1
57.4

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Infrastructure
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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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