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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 0.80
CSGS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 25.64 vs. CSGS: 0.80 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 2.65
Current: 0.8

0.15
2.65
Equity to Asset 0.42
CSGS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. CSGS: 0.42 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.19   Max: 0.67
Current: 0.42

-0.19
0.67
Interest Coverage 6.60
CSGS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
58% of the 1077 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 403.68 vs. CSGS: 6.60 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 59.9
Current: 6.6

0.19
59.9
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.48
M-Score: -2.91
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 10.26
CSGS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1604 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. CSGS: 10.26 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -61.99   Max: 38.16
Current: 10.26

-61.99
38.16
Net-margin (%) 6.87
CSGS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1602 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. CSGS: 6.87 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -59.9   Max: 36.17
Current: 6.87

-59.9
36.17
ROE (%) 14.03
CSGS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. CSGS: 14.03 )
CSGS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -9.05   Max: 140.33
Current: 14.03

-9.05
140.33
ROA (%) 5.91
CSGS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. CSGS: 5.91 )
CSGS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -57.39   Max: 31.53
Current: 5.91

-57.39
31.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 71.16
CSGS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1600 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 30.96 vs. CSGS: 71.16 )
CSGS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -619.19   Max: 317.28
Current: 71.16

-619.19
317.28
Revenue Growth (%) 11.40
CSGS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. CSGS: 11.40 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.6   Max: 27.8
Current: 11.4

-12.6
27.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 16.80
CSGS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. CSGS: 16.80 )
CSGS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -37.4   Max: 57.5
Current: 16.8

-37.4
57.5
EPS Growth (%) 32.50
CSGS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. CSGS: 32.50 )
CSGS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.6   Max: 32.5
Current: 32.5

-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 2013

CSGS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 14,212 sh (New)
David Dreman 301,368 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 845,250 sh (+17.14%)
Paul Tudor Jones 54,000 sh (+8.43%)
Jim Simons 1,619,222 sh (-9.38%)
Joel Greenblatt 95,989 sh (-18.02%)
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Q2 2013

CSGS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 833,896 sh (-1.34%)
Jim Simons 1,541,522 sh (-4.8%)
David Dreman 258,377 sh (-14.27%)
Paul Tudor Jones 23,500 sh (-56.48%)
Joel Greenblatt 34,613 sh (-63.94%)
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Q3 2013

CSGS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 31,400 sh (+33.62%)
Jim Simons 1,600,722 sh (+3.84%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 793,142 sh (-4.89%)
David Dreman 116,126 sh (-55.06%)
» More
Q4 2013

CSGS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Hussman 15,000 sh (New)
Third Avenue Management 953,215 sh (New)
David Dreman 132,398 sh (+14.01%)
Jim Simons 1,682,522 sh (+5.11%)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,700 sh (-8.6%)
Diamond Hill Capital 571,862 sh (-27.9%)
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» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CSGS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.03%$23.92 - $29.61 $ 26.95-2%15000
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -55.06%0.1%$22.12 - $25.42 $ 26.9512%116126
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$22.12 - $25.42 $ 26.9512%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -63.94%0.06%$20.2 - $21.97 $ 26.9528%34613
David Dreman 2013-03-31 New Buy0.17%$18.18 - $21.19 $ 26.9539%301368
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 25.18%0.02%$17.83 - $22.85 $ 26.9537%117086
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.1%$13.93 - $17.15 $ 26.9570%81593
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.26%$17.77 - $21.34 $ 26.9539%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 Add 73.31%0.11%$18.49 - $20.75 $ 26.9538%43427
George Soros 2011-03-31 Sold Out $18.49 - $20.75 $ 26.9538%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.20
CSGS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. CSGS: 17.20 )
CSGS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.64   Max: 29.84
Current: 17.2

6.64
29.84
P/B 2.40
CSGS's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 1504 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. CSGS: 2.40 )
CSGS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.62   Max: 7.05
Current: 2.4

1.62
7.05
P/S 1.20
CSGS's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 1650 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. CSGS: 1.20 )
CSGS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 4.54
Current: 1.2

0.6
4.54
PFCF 9.30
CSGS's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. CSGS: 9.30 )
CSGS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.39   Max: 19.8
Current: 9.3

3.39
19.8
EV-to-EBIT 13.50
CSGS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 1278 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 17.39 vs. CSGS: 13.50 )
CSGS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 3373.7
Current: 13.5

5.1
3373.7
PEG 1.30
CSGS's PEG is ranked higher than
70% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. CSGS: 1.30 )
CSGS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 74.15
Current: 1.3

0.17
74.15
Shiller P/E 19.60
CSGS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 29.33 vs. CSGS: 19.60 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.16   Max: 28.8
Current: 19.6

9.16
28.8

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.20
CSGS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
66% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CSGS: 2.20 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 1.75
Current: 2.2

1.04
1.75
Dividend Payout 0.29
CSGS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
67% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. CSGS: 0.29 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.29
Current: 0.29

Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.20
CSGS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
64% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. CSGS: 2.20 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 1.75
Current: 2.2

1.04
1.75
Share Buyback Rate 0.50
CSGS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. CSGS: 0.50 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 10.9   Max: -12.9
Current: 0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 27.00
CSGS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
88% of the 1245 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. CSGS: 27.00 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.72   Max: 59.14
Current: 27

3.72
59.14
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.60
CSGS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CSGS: 0.60 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 2.77
Current: 0.6

0.31
2.77
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
CSGS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CSGS: 1.00 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 7.1
Current: 1

0.54
7.1
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.30
CSGS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CSGS: 1.30 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.82
Current: 1.3

0.39
2.82
Price/Graham Number 4.60
CSGS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
74% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CSGS: 4.60 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 7.74
Current: 4.6

1.76
7.74
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.40
CSGS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1324 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. CSGS: 7.40 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 19.7
Current: 7.4

6.4
19.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 22.08
CSGS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. CSGS: 22.08 )
CSGS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -14.9   Max: 57.2
Current: 22.08

-14.9
57.2

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. 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 highly complex, highly 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's solutions help its clients improve their business operations by creating more compelling product offerings. The 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.

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