Reviewing Rally Software Development (NYSE:RALY) and Its Rivals

Rally Software Development (NYSE: RALY) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Cloud Computing Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Rally Software Development to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

59.3% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 20.1% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Rally Software Development and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rally Software Development 0 0 0 0 N/A
Rally Software Development Competitors 104 504 1580 47 2.70

As a group, “Cloud Computing Services” companies have a potential upside of 8.71%. Given Rally Software Development’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Rally Software Development has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Rally Software Development and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Rally Software Development N/A N/A -15.35
Rally Software Development Competitors $996.80 million -$34.68 million 651.63

Rally Software Development’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Rally Software Development. Rally Software Development is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Rally Software Development and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rally Software Development -28.33% -54.33% -25.93%
Rally Software Development Competitors -86.37% -152.25% -21.24%

Summary

Rally Software Development peers beat Rally Software Development on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

About Rally Software Development

Rally Software Development Corp. (Rally) is a United States-based company, which offers consulting and training services. The Company offers software as a service (SaaS) platform for organizations to manage the software development lifecycle. The Company’s solutions for Agile includes Agile University, which is an online source for Agile training, and Agile Commons, which is a collaborative Web community focused on software agility. The Company offers a range of Agile platform and products for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). The Company’s solutions include enterprise scale agile, which consists of Flowdock and leading SAFe; analytics and metrics, which consists of Rally Insights Solution and Agile coaching; product and portfolio management, which include Agile Portfolio Management and transformation consulting, and Team Collaboration, which consists of Rally scrum team launch and test driven development. Its services include transformation consulting, training and coaching.

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