Financial Contrast: StoneCo (STNE) versus Its Competitors

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

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
StoneCo $414.74 million N/A 84.58
StoneCo Competitors $1.29 billion $81.35 million -61.57

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

35.0% of StoneCo shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.2% of shares of all “Data processing & preparation” companies are held by institutional investors. 19.8% of shares of all “Data processing & preparation” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

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 -40.79% -2,460.66% -10.43%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for StoneCo and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
StoneCo 1 3 2 0 2.17
StoneCo Competitors 508 2077 2925 147 2.48

StoneCo presently has a consensus target price of $31.60, suggesting a potential upside of 13.22%. As a group, “Data processing & preparation” companies have a potential upside of 8.40%. Given StoneCo’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe StoneCo is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

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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