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Both SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SSNC) and Citrix Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) are each other’s competitor in the Business Software & Services industry. Thus the compare of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. 3.42B 4.58 103.20M 0.27 227.79
Citrix Systems Inc. 2.97B 4.47 575.67M 3.76 27.87

Table 1 shows the top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation for SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. and Citrix Systems Inc. Citrix Systems Inc. is observed to has lower revenue, but higher earnings than SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. The business that is presently more expensive of the two stocks is the one that has a higher price-to-earnings ratio. SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. is thus presently the expensive of the two stocks because it has a higher price-to-earnings ratio.


Table 2 provides the return on equity, net margins and return on assets of the two firms.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. 3.02% 6.2% 2.3%
Citrix Systems Inc. 19.38% 93.4% 10.9%

Volatility & Risk

SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. is 23.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 because the stock has a beta of 1.23. Citrix Systems Inc.’s 4.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 which is a result of the 1.04 beta.


SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc.’s Current Ratio and Quick Ratio are 1.6 and 1.6 respectively. The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of its competitor Citrix Systems Inc. are 0.7 and 0.7 respectively. SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. therefore has a better chance of paying off short and long-term obligations compared to Citrix Systems Inc.


SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. pays out an annual dividend of $0.3 per share while its dividend yield is 0.47%. Meanwhile, Citrix Systems Inc.’s annual dividend is $0.35 per share and it also boasts of a 0.34% dividend yield.

Analyst Ratings

The next table highlights the shown recommendations and ratings for SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. and Citrix Systems Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. 0 0 5 3.00
Citrix Systems Inc. 0 2 1 2.33

SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. has an average price target of $66.75, and a 7.30% upside potential. Citrix Systems Inc. on the other hand boasts of a $114.67 average price target and a 13.67% potential upside. Based on the results shown earlier, Citrix Systems Inc. is looking more favorable than SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc., analysts belief.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

The shares of both SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. and Citrix Systems Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 86.3% and 0% respectively. About 12.84% of SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc.’s share are owned by insiders. Competitively, 0.8% are Citrix Systems Inc.’s share owned by insiders.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. 0.96% 20.33% 28.2% 5.7% 25.58% 37.35%
Citrix Systems Inc. -0.52% 2.32% -5.83% -8.3% 15.54% 2.4%

For the past year SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc.’s stock price has bigger growth than Citrix Systems Inc.


On 10 of the 17 factors Citrix Systems Inc. beats SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc.

SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. provides software products and software-enabled services to financial service providers in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. Its products and services allow its clients to automate and integrate front-office functions, such as trading and modeling; middle-office functions comprising portfolio management and reporting; and back-office functions, including accounting, performance measurement, reconciliation, reporting, processing, and clearing. The company offers products and services in the areas of portfolio management/accounting, real-time trading systems, treasury operations, client reporting, financial modeling, loan management/accounting, property management, and money market processing. Its software-enabled services consist of financial data acquisition, transformation, and delivery; investor transaction processing platform; trade capture automation; risk analytics monitoring; data management services; business process outsourcing investment accounting and operations, application software hosting, automated workflow integration, automated quality control mechanisms, and interface and connectivity services; on and offshore fund administration services; trade matching utility and delivery instruction database; customized data feed; and connectivity service to broker-dealers and institutions. The company also provides consulting and implementation services, including installation of systems, conversion of historical data, and training and support services. Its clients include multinational banks, retail banks, credit unions, hedge funds, equity funds, funds of funds and family offices, institutional asset managers, insurance companies and pension funds, municipal finance groups, brokers/dealers, financial exchanges, commercial lenders, real estate lenders, and property managers. SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut.

Citrix Systems, Inc. provides an integrated platform for secure app and data delivery, and network functionality as a cloud-based service worldwide. The company offers workspace services, including XenDesktop, a cloud-enabled desktop virtualization solution that gives customers the flexibility to deliver desktops and applications as a service from cloud and on-premises datacenters; and XenApp that allows Windows applications to be delivered as cloud services to Android and iOS mobile devices, Macs, PCs, and thin clients. Its workspace services also comprise XenMobile enterprise mobility management solutions; and Citrix Workspace Suite, which provides apps, desktops, branch networking and WAN, enterprise mobility management, and data solutions. In addition, the company offers delivery networking products comprising NetScaler ADC, a software-defined application delivery controller and load balancer for mobile, remote, and branch users; and NetScaler SD-WAN, an integrated platform that enhances traditional enterprise applications, SaaS applications, and virtual desktops for remote users. Further, it provides Cloud Services that include ShareFile, a cloud-based file sharing and storage solution, which provides enterprise-class data services on various corporate and personal mobile devices for businesses; and Citrix Cloud that delivers its XenApp, XenDesktop, XenMobile, ShareFile, and NetScaler Gateway services virtually through the cloud. Additionally, the company offers software maintenance, subscription, technical support, hardware maintenance, professional consulting, and product training and certification services. It markets and licenses its products directly to customers; and through systems integrators, resellers, distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and service providers. The company was formerly known as Citrus Systems, Inc. Citrix Systems, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


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