PagSeguro Digital (NYSE: PAGS) and WEX (NYSE:WEX) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for PagSeguro Digital and WEX, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PagSeguro Digital 0 2 4 0 2.67
WEX 0 4 11 0 2.73

PagSeguro Digital presently has a consensus target price of $33.83, indicating a potential upside of 1.48%. WEX has a consensus target price of $150.54, indicating a potential downside of 2.34%. Given PagSeguro Digital’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe PagSeguro Digital is more favorable than WEX.


This table compares PagSeguro Digital and WEX’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PagSeguro Digital N/A N/A N/A
WEX 12.82% 13.01% 3.27%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PagSeguro Digital and WEX’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PagSeguro Digital $326.37 million 10.96 $36.46 million N/A N/A
WEX $1.25 billion 5.30 $160.26 million $1.09 141.42

WEX has higher revenue and earnings than PagSeguro Digital.


WEX beats PagSeguro Digital on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PagSeguro Digital

PagSeguro Digital Ltd is a provider of financial technology solution company. The Company is focused primarily on micro-merchants, small companies and medium-sized companies in Brazil. The Company offers multiple digital payment solutions, In-person payments via POS devices that we sell to clients, free digital accounts, and withdrawing account balances. Its end-to-end digital ecosystem enables its customers accept payments and manage their businesses. It offers safe, affordable, simple, mobile-first solutions for merchants to accept payments and manage their cash through their PagSeguro digital accounts, without the need for a bank account. Its digital account offers more than 30 cash-in methods and six cash-out options including its PagSeguro prepaid card, all using proprietary technology platform and backed by the trusted PagSeguro and UOL brands. Its digital ecosystem also features other digital financial services, business management tools and functionalities for its clients.

About WEX

WEX Inc. is a provider of corporate payment solutions. The Company operates through three segments: Fleet Solutions, Travel and Corporate Solutions, and Health and Employee Benefit Solutions. The Fleet Solutions segment provides customers with payment and transaction processing services designed for the needs of commercial and government fleets. The Travel and Corporate Solutions segment focuses on the complex payment environment of business-to-business payments, providing customers with payment processing solutions for their corporate payment and transaction monitoring needs. The Health and Employee Benefit Solutions segment provides healthcare payment products and software as a service consumer directed platforms, as well as payroll related benefits to customers in Brazil. The United States operations include the Company and its subsidiaries WEX Bank, WEX FleetOne, Electronic Funds Source LLC and WEX Health.

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