StoneCo (NASDAQ: STNE) is one of 68 public companies in the “Data processing & preparation” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare StoneCo to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.
This table compares StoneCo and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of current ratings for StoneCo and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
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StoneCo presently has a consensus price target of $33.92, indicating a potential upside of 25.96%. As a group, “Data processing & preparation” companies have a potential upside of 3.95%. Given StoneCo’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe StoneCo is more favorable than its competitors.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares StoneCo and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|StoneCo Competitors||$1.29 billion||$83.60 million||-52.96|
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.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
33.2% of StoneCo shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.2% of shares of all “Data processing & preparation” companies are held by institutional investors. 20.3% of shares of all “Data processing & preparation” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
StoneCo competitors beat StoneCo on 6 of the 11 factors compared.
StoneCo Company Profile
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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