Comparing StoneCo (NASDAQ:STNE) & Its Rivals

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

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
StoneCo 0 3 2 0 2.40
StoneCo Competitors 490 2034 2857 140 2.48

StoneCo presently has a consensus price target of $33.92, suggesting a potential upside of 34.92%. As a group, “Data processing & preparation” companies have a potential upside of 3.82%. Given StoneCo’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe StoneCo is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares StoneCo and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
StoneCo $414.74 million N/A 76.18
StoneCo Competitors $1.29 billion $83.76 million -50.12

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

Insider and Institutional 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 insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares StoneCo and its rivals’ 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%

Summary

StoneCo rivals 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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