Comparing Net 1 UEPS Technologies (UEPS) & Its Rivals

Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ: UEPS) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Transaction & Payment Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Net 1 UEPS Technologies to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Net 1 UEPS Technologies and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Net 1 UEPS Technologies $610.07 million $148.02 million 7.33
Net 1 UEPS Technologies Competitors $1.64 billion $481.00 million 28.52

Net 1 UEPS Technologies’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Net 1 UEPS Technologies. Net 1 UEPS Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Net 1 UEPS Technologies has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Net 1 UEPS Technologies’ rivals have a beta of 1.30, suggesting that their average stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Net 1 UEPS Technologies and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Net 1 UEPS Technologies 11.96% 14.06% 7.24%
Net 1 UEPS Technologies Competitors 10.74% 15.92% 5.19%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Net 1 UEPS Technologies and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Net 1 UEPS Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Net 1 UEPS Technologies Competitors 155 802 1092 22 2.47

As a group, “Transaction & Payment Services” companies have a potential upside of 8.45%. Given Net 1 UEPS Technologies’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Net 1 UEPS Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

57.6% of Net 1 UEPS Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.7% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.3% of Net 1 UEPS Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.1% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Net 1 UEPS Technologies rivals beat Net 1 UEPS Technologies on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About Net 1 UEPS Technologies

Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. is a provider of payment solutions, transaction processing services and financial technology across multiple industries. The Company develops and markets a transaction processing solution that encompasses its smart card-based alternative payment system for the unbanked and under-banked populations of developing economies and for mobile transaction channels. The Company operates through three segments: South African transaction processing, International transaction processing, and Financial inclusion and applied technologies. The Company also provides secure transaction technology solutions and services, by offering transaction processing, financial and clinical risk management solutions to various industries. It offers secure online transaction processing, cryptography, mobile telephony, integrated circuit card (chip/smart card) technologies, and the design and provision of financial and value-added services to its cardholder base.

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