EVO Payments (EVOP) vs. Its Rivals Financial Survey

EVO Payments (NASDAQ: EVOP) is one of 127 public companies in the “Business services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare EVO Payments to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for EVO Payments and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EVO Payments 1 6 5 0 2.33
EVO Payments Competitors 1055 4622 8314 363 2.56

EVO Payments presently has a consensus target price of $25.55, suggesting a potential downside of 9.80%. As a group, “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 7.83%. Given EVO Payments’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe EVO Payments has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

36.0% of EVO Payments shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.5% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.2% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares EVO Payments and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EVO Payments -5.40% N/A -1.17%
EVO Payments Competitors 3.65% 2.86% 2.77%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares EVO Payments and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
EVO Payments $564.75 million -$14.71 million -19.14
EVO Payments Competitors $2.75 billion $423.01 million 13.04

EVO Payments’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than EVO Payments. EVO Payments is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

EVO Payments peers beat EVO Payments on 12 of the 12 factors compared.

EVO Payments Company Profile

EVO Payments, Inc. operates as an integrated merchant acquirer and payment processor servicing approximately 525,000 merchants. The company processes approximately 900 million transactions in North America and approximately 1.7 billion transactions in Europe. Its payment and commerce solutions consist of gateway solutions, online fraud prevention and management reporting, online hosted payments page capabilities, security tokenization, and encryption solutions at the point-of-sale and online; dynamic currency conversion; loyalty offers; and other ancillary solutions. The company also offers processing capabilities for specific industries and provides merchants with recurring billing, multi-currency authorization, and settlement and cross-border processing. In addition, it provides other services that enable through technical integrations with third-party providers. EVO Payments, Inc. operates as an intermediary between merchants and card networks. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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