Analyzing StoneCo (NASDAQ:STNE) and Its Competitors

StoneCo (NASDAQ: STNE) is one of 68 publicly-traded companies in the “Data processing & preparation” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare StoneCo to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and profitability.


This table compares StoneCo and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
StoneCo N/A N/A N/A
StoneCo Competitors -40.06% -2,459.55% -9.83%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares StoneCo and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
StoneCo $414.74 million N/A 80.33
StoneCo Competitors $1.29 billion $83.76 million -46.94

StoneCo’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than StoneCo. StoneCo is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

33.2% of StoneCo shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.3% of shares of all “Data processing & preparation” companies are owned by institutional investors. 20.3% of shares of all “Data processing & preparation” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for StoneCo and its competitors, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
StoneCo 0 3 2 0 2.40
StoneCo Competitors 490 2029 2854 140 2.48

StoneCo presently has a consensus price target of $33.92, suggesting a potential upside of 27.95%. As a group, “Data processing & preparation” companies have a potential upside of 6.20%. Given StoneCo’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe StoneCo is more favorable than its competitors.


StoneCo competitors beat StoneCo on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About StoneCo

StoneCo Ltd. engages in the provision of financial technology solutions. It caters to merchants and partners that conduct electronic commerce across in-store, online, and mobile channels. It offers cloud-based technology platform, electronic payments, and automation of business processes at the point-of-sale. The company was founded on March 11, 2014 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.

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