BSQUARE (NASDAQ:BSQR) and Worldpay (NYSE:WP) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares BSQUARE and Worldpay’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BSQUARE $73.41 million 0.26 -$13.74 million N/A N/A
Worldpay $3.93 billion 9.51 $12.80 million $3.68 32.61

Worldpay has higher revenue and earnings than BSQUARE.

Volatility and Risk

BSQUARE has a beta of 1.93, suggesting that its stock price is 93% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Worldpay has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

21.9% of BSQUARE shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.2% of Worldpay shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.0% of BSQUARE shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Worldpay shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares BSQUARE and Worldpay’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BSQUARE -20.86% -49.88% -29.68%
Worldpay 3.63% 11.28% 4.51%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for BSQUARE and Worldpay, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BSQUARE 0 0 0 0 N/A
Worldpay 0 15 14 0 2.48

Worldpay has a consensus price target of $110.62, indicating a potential downside of 7.83%. Given Worldpay’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Worldpay is more favorable than BSQUARE.

Summary

Worldpay beats BSQUARE on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

BSQUARE Company Profile

BSQUARE Corporation provides software solutions and related engineering services to businesses that develop, market, and sell standalone intelligent systems in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company offers DataV software solution, which addresses various business use cases specific to Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications, including predictive failure, adaptive diagnostics, and IIoT device management. Its DataV solution is used in various industrial sectors and vertical markets, such as commercial transportation, oil and gas extraction, manufacturing, water and power, and other vertical markets. The company's software products also include HTML5 Rendering Engine; and TestQuest 10, a software testing automation tool. It serves original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, corporate enterprises, silicon vendors, and peripheral vendors. BSQUARE Corporation was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

Worldpay Company Profile

Worldpay, Inc., through its subsidiary, Worldpay Holding, LLC, provides electronic payment processing services in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australasia. It operates in two segments, Technology Solutions, Merchant Solutions, and Issuer Solutions. The company offers merchant acquiring and payment processing services, such as authorization and settlement, customer service, chargeback and retrieval processing, and interchange management. It also provides value-added services, such data analytics and information management solutions, foreign currency management, and various funding options; and security solutions, including point-to-point encryption and tokenization at the point of sale and for e-commerce transactions. In addition, the company offers card issuer processing, payment network processing, fraud protection, card production, prepaid program management, automated teller machine driving, portfolio optimization, data analytics, and card program marketing, as well as network gateway and switching services. Further, it provides card and statement production, and collections and inbound/outbound call centers. The company serves merchants and financial institutions comprising regional banks, community banks, credit unions, and regional personal identification number networks through direct sales forces and referral partners. The company was formerly known as Vantiv, Inc. and changed its name to Worldpay, Inc. in January 2018. Worldpay, Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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