International Monetary Systems (OTCMKTS:ITNM) and Fidelity National Information Servcs (NYSE:FIS) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk and valuation.
Risk and Volatility
International Monetary Systems has a beta of -0.4, indicating that its share price is 140% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fidelity National Information Servcs has a beta of 0.73, indicating that its share price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.
90.8% of Fidelity National Information Servcs shares are held by institutional investors. 71.3% of International Monetary Systems shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Fidelity National Information Servcs shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Fidelity National Information Servcs pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. International Monetary Systems does not pay a dividend. Fidelity National Information Servcs pays out 26.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Fidelity National Information Servcs has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for International Monetary Systems and Fidelity National Information Servcs, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|International Monetary Systems||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Fidelity National Information Servcs||0||2||12||1||2.93|
Fidelity National Information Servcs has a consensus price target of $126.96, indicating a potential upside of 9.58%. Given Fidelity National Information Servcs’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Fidelity National Information Servcs is more favorable than International Monetary Systems.
This table compares International Monetary Systems and Fidelity National Information Servcs’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|International Monetary Systems||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Fidelity National Information Servcs||9.66%||18.68%||8.00%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares International Monetary Systems and Fidelity National Information Servcs’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|International Monetary Systems||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Fidelity National Information Servcs||$8.42 billion||4.45||$846.00 million||$5.23||22.15|
Fidelity National Information Servcs has higher revenue and earnings than International Monetary Systems.
Fidelity National Information Servcs beats International Monetary Systems on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
International Monetary Systems Company Profile
International Monetary Systems, Ltd. through its subsidiaries, owns, manages, and operates trade exchanges and other related businesses in the United States and Canada. Trade exchanges or barter networks are financial service firms, which permit companies and individuals to exchange goods and services utilizing an electronic currency, trade dollars'. It serves approximately 15,000 barter customers. International Monetary Systems, Ltd. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in New Berlin, Wisconsin.
Fidelity National Information Servcs Company Profile
Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. operates as a financial services technology company in the United States and internationally. It operates through Integrated Financial Solutions and Global Financial Solutions segments. The Integrated Financial Solutions segment offers core processing and ancillary applications; digital solutions, including Internet, mobile, and e-banking; fraud, risk management, and compliance solutions; electronic funds transfer and network services; card and retail solutions; corporate liquidity and wealth management services; item processing and output services; government payments solutions; and e-payment solutions. The Global Financial Solutions segment securities processing and finance, global trading, asset management and insurance, and retail banking and payment services. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
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