FleetCor Technologies (NYSE: FLT) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “Transaction & Payment Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare FleetCor Technologies to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for FleetCor Technologies and its rivals, 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 151 801 1084 21 2.47

FleetCor Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $181.45, suggesting a potential upside of 20.17%. As a group, “Transaction & Payment Services” companies have a potential upside of 11.02%. Given FleetCor Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe FleetCor Technologies is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares FleetCor Technologies and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
FleetCor Technologies $2.06 billion $1.11 billion 29.84
FleetCor Technologies Competitors $1.74 billion $513.51 million 28.31

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

Volatility and Risk

FleetCor Technologies has a beta of 1.43, indicating that its share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FleetCor Technologies’ rivals have a beta of 1.31, indicating that their average share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares FleetCor Technologies and its rivals’ 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 11.92% 18.20% 5.66%

Insider & 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 is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

FleetCor Technologies beats its rivals 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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