Reviewing American Software Inc. (AMSWA)’s and Box Inc. (NYSE:BOX)’s results

This is therefore a comparing of the institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation in American Software Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSWA) and Box Inc. (NYSE:BOX). The two are both Application Software companies that compete with one another.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
American Software Inc. 111.80M 3.20 6.20M 0.27 40.00
Box Inc. 581.35M 6.00 147.58M -0.40 0.00

Demonstrates American Software Inc. and Box Inc. earnings per share, top-line revenue and valuation.


Table 2 provides us American Software Inc. and Box Inc.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Software Inc. 5.55% 10.8% 7.6%
Box Inc. -25.39% -482.5% -27.1%

Risk & Volatility

American Software Inc.’s 0.67 beta indicates that its volatility is 33.00% less volatile than that of S&P 500. In other hand, Box Inc. has beta of 1.38 which is 38.00% more volatile than S&P 500.


The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of American Software Inc. are 2.8 and 2.8 respectively. Its competitor Box Inc.’s Current Ratio is 0.9 and its Quick Ratio is 0.9. American Software Inc. can pay off short and long-term obligations better than Box Inc.


American Software Inc. pays out $0.44 per share annually while its annual dividend yield is 3.78%. Box Inc. does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

In next table is shown American Software Inc. and Box Inc.’s ratings and recommendations.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Software Inc. 0 1 0 2.00
Box Inc. 0 2 7 2.78

The upside potential is 12.55% for American Software Inc. with average target price of $13. Competitively the average target price of Box Inc. is $26.14, which is potential 7.44% upside. The results provided earlier shows that American Software Inc. appears more favorable than Box Inc., based on analyst belief.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

American Software Inc. and Box Inc. has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 98.2% and 68.5%. About 3.1% of American Software Inc.’s share are held by insiders. Competitively, insiders own roughly 3% of Box Inc.’s shares.


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)
American Software Inc. 1.92% -14.24% -22.06% -21.25% -11% -8.86%
Box Inc. -1.01% -3.38% -24.6% -28.24% -13.61% -11.93%

For the past year American Software Inc. was less bearish than Box Inc.


On 11 of the 14 factors American Software Inc. beats Box Inc.

Box, Inc. provides cloud content management platform that enables organizations of various sizes to manage their enterprise content from anywhere. The companyÂ’s platform enables users to collaborate on content internally and with external parties, automate content-driven business processes, develop custom applications, and implement data protection, security, and compliance features. Box, Inc. offers its solution in 22 languages. It serves healthcare and life sciences, financial services, legal services, media and entertainment, retail, education, energy, and government industries primarily in the United States. The company was formerly known as, Inc. and changed its name to Box, Inc. in November 2011. Box, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

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