Financial Review: Points International (PCOM) & Its Peers
Points International (NASDAQ: PCOM) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “E-commerce & Auction Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Points International to related companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
37.4% of Points International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.7% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 19.0% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are owned by 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.
Risk and Volatility
Points International has a beta of 1.14, meaning that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Points International’s competitors have a beta of 1.53, meaning that their average stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Points International and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Points International Competitors||-1,537.85%||-30.98%||-7.15%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Points International and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Points International||$332.82 million||$9.00 million||-104.91|
|Points International Competitors||$2.66 billion||$891.38 million||-32.12|
Points International’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Points International. Points International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Points International and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Points International Competitors||116||736||1590||88||2.65|
Points International presently has a consensus target price of $13.50, indicating a potential upside of 16.98%. As a group, “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies have a potential upside of 10.25%. Given Points International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Points International is more favorable than its competitors.
Points International beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
Points International Company Profile
Points International Ltd. (Points) provides a range of e-commerce and technology services to loyalty program operators using a common infrastructure. These services include a range of white label or private branded e-commerce services (Loyalty Currency Services) that enable the sale of loyalty currencies (such as frequent flyer miles, hotel points and credit card points), both retail and wholesale, and support the loyalty program consumer offerings and their back end operations. The Company offers the consumer-focused Points Loyalty Wallet that allows users to track, manage and access multiple loyalty rewards programs through the Points.com Website. It also offers Points Travel, which is private label travel e-commerce platform designed specifically for the loyalty industry. The Company operates the PointsHound.com Website, a hotel booking engine and loyalty currency aggregator built specifically for frequent travelers.
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