Critical Survey: PagSeguro Digital (PAGS) versus CardConnect (CCN)
PagSeguro Digital (NYSE: PAGS) and CardConnect (NASDAQ:CCN) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
31.6% of CardConnect shares are owned by institutional investors. 48.3% of CardConnect shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for PagSeguro Digital and CardConnect, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
PagSeguro Digital presently has a consensus price target of $33.83, suggesting a potential upside of 1.48%. CardConnect has a consensus price target of $15.75, suggesting a potential upside of 4.65%. Given CardConnect’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CardConnect is more favorable than PagSeguro Digital.
This table compares PagSeguro Digital and CardConnect’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Earnings & Valuation
This table compares PagSeguro Digital and CardConnect’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|
PagSeguro Digital has higher revenue and earnings than CardConnect.
PagSeguro Digital beats CardConnect on 5 of the 8 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.
CardConnect Corp., formerly FinTech Acquisition Corp., is a holding company. The Company holds interests in CardConnect, LLC. The Company is a provider of payment processing solutions to merchants throughout the United States. The Company’s segments include Merchant Acquiring Services and Other. The Company’s platform allows it to provide payment solutions, customer support and tools for its distribution partners and merchants. Its solutions and services enable distribution partners to manage their business and for merchants to securely accept electronic payments. Its Merchant Acquiring services business involves providing end-to-end electronic payment processing services to merchants by facilitating the exchange of information and funds between them and cardholders’ financial institutions. It undertakes or facilitates through third parties, merchant set-up and training, transaction authorization, settlement, merchant funding, merchant assistance and support, and risk management.
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