Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ: EEFT) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Transaction & Payment Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Euronet Worldwide to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Euronet Worldwide and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Euronet Worldwide 8.23% 22.32% 7.95%
Euronet Worldwide Competitors 10.74% 15.92% 5.19%

Volatility & Risk

Euronet Worldwide has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Euronet Worldwide’s competitors have a beta of 1.30, indicating that their average stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Euronet Worldwide and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Euronet Worldwide $2.05 billion $345.38 million 30.82
Euronet Worldwide Competitors $1.64 billion $481.00 million 28.53

Euronet Worldwide has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Euronet Worldwide 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.9% of Euronet Worldwide shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.7% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.7% of Euronet Worldwide shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.1% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Euronet Worldwide and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Euronet Worldwide 0 0 5 0 3.00
Euronet Worldwide Competitors 114 695 1031 12 2.51

Euronet Worldwide presently has a consensus price target of $99.75, suggesting a potential upside of 4.75%. As a group, “Transaction & Payment Services” companies have a potential upside of 8.56%. Given Euronet Worldwide’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Euronet Worldwide has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Euronet Worldwide beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Euronet Worldwide

Euronet Worldwide, Inc. is an electronic payments provider. The Company offers payment and transaction processing and distribution solutions to financial institutions, retailers, service providers and individual consumers. Its product offerings include automated teller machine (ATM), point-of-sale (POS), card outsourcing, card issuing and merchant acquiring services, electronic distribution of prepaid mobile airtime and other electronic payment products. It operates in three segments: EFT Processing Segment provides electronic payment solutions consisting of ATM cash withdrawal and deposit services, outsourced ATM and POS management solutions, and credit and debit card outsourcing; epay Segment provides electronic distribution and processing of prepaid mobile airtime and other electronic payment products and collection services, and Money Transfer Segment provides global consumer-to-consumer money transfer services and global account-to-account money transfer services.

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