Critical Review: FleetCor Technologies (FLT) and The Competition
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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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