FleetCor Technologies (NYSE: FLT) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Transaction & Payment Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare FleetCor Technologies to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.6% of FleetCor Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.7% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.3% of FleetCor Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 18.1% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares FleetCor Technologies and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FleetCor Technologies 23.28% 20.87% 6.85%
FleetCor Technologies Competitors 10.74% 15.92% 5.19%

Risk and Volatility

FleetCor Technologies has a beta of 1.44, suggesting that its share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FleetCor Technologies’ competitors have a beta of 1.30, suggesting that their average share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for FleetCor Technologies and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FleetCor Technologies 0 0 12 1 3.08
FleetCor Technologies Competitors 114 696 1033 12 2.51

FleetCor Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $181.45, indicating a potential upside of 12.87%. As a group, “Transaction & Payment Services” companies have a potential upside of 7.64%. Given FleetCor Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe FleetCor Technologies is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares FleetCor Technologies and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
FleetCor Technologies $2.06 billion $1.11 billion 31.77
FleetCor Technologies Competitors $1.64 billion $481.00 million 28.94

FleetCor Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. FleetCor Technologies is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

FleetCor Technologies beats its competitors on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

FleetCor Technologies Company Profile

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. is a provider of workforce payment products. The Company offers fuel card payments product solutions, corporate payments products, toll products, lodging cards and gift cards. The Company operates through two segments: North America and International. Its products are sold to businesses, retailers, oil companies and marketers and government entities. Its payment programs enable its customers to manage and control their commercial payments, card programs, and employee spending and provide card-accepting merchants with a customer base that can increase their sales and customer loyalty. The Company also provides a suite of fleet related and workforce payment products, including mobile telematics services, fleet maintenance management and employee benefit and transportation related payments. As of December 31, 2016, its products were used in 53 countries around the world, with its primary geographies in the United States, Brazil and the United Kingdom.

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