Agilysys (AGYS) vs. ChannelAdvisor (ECOM) Head-To-Head Analysis

Agilysys (NASDAQ: AGYS) and ChannelAdvisor (NYSE:ECOM) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.


This table compares Agilysys and ChannelAdvisor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Agilysys -10.66% -12.12% -8.35%
ChannelAdvisor -13.51% -17.47% -10.41%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Agilysys and ChannelAdvisor’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Agilysys $127.68 million 2.18 -$11.72 million ($0.58) -20.59
ChannelAdvisor $122.54 million 2.11 -$16.55 million ($0.63) -15.40

Agilysys has higher revenue and earnings than ChannelAdvisor. Agilysys is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ChannelAdvisor, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Agilysys and ChannelAdvisor, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Agilysys 0 0 0 0 N/A
ChannelAdvisor 0 4 4 0 2.50

ChannelAdvisor has a consensus price target of $12.38, suggesting a potential upside of 27.58%. Given ChannelAdvisor’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe ChannelAdvisor is more favorable than Agilysys.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

90.0% of Agilysys shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.6% of ChannelAdvisor shares are held by institutional investors. 34.7% of Agilysys shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.3% of ChannelAdvisor shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Agilysys has a beta of 0.41, meaning that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ChannelAdvisor has a beta of 0.13, meaning that its share price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Agilysys beats ChannelAdvisor on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Agilysys

Agilysys, Inc. is a technology company. The Company provides software for point-of-sale (POS), property management, inventory and procurement, workforce management, analytics, document management, and mobile and wireless solutions and services to the hospitality industry. The Company serves four market sectors: gaming, both corporate and tribal; hotels, resorts and cruise; foodservice management, and restaurants, universities, stadia and healthcare. The Company is a developer and marketer of software enabled solutions and services to the hospitality industry, including hardware and software products; support, maintenance and subscription services, and professional services. The rGuest platform is designed to run as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based platform on the public cloud, private cloud, on-premise or in a hybrid configuration. The rGuest platform includes various in-market solutions, such as rGuest Stay, rGuest Buy, rGuest Seat, rGuest Pay and rGuest Analyze.

About ChannelAdvisor

Channeladvisor Corporation is a provider of Software as a service (SaaS) solutions. The Company’s SaaS solutions enable retailer and branded manufacturer customers to integrate, manage and optimize their merchandise sales via hundreds of online channels. The Company’s platform enable its customers to connect with new and existing sources of demand for their products, including e-commerce marketplaces, such as Amazon, eBay,, Newegg, Sears and Walmart, search engines and comparison shopping Websites, such as Google, Microsoft’s Bing and Nextag, and social channels, such as Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Its suite of solutions provides customers with a single, integrated user interface to manage their product listings, inventory availability, pricing optimization, search terms, data analytics and other functions. It also offers solutions that allow manufacturers to send their Web visitors or digital marketing audiences directly to authorized resellers.

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