Analyzing Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ:UEPS) & Its Competitors

Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ: UEPS) is one of 31 public 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 related businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Net 1 UEPS Technologies and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

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 121 711 1056 12 2.50

As a group, “Transaction & Payment Services” companies have a potential upside of 10.12%. Given Net 1 UEPS Technologies’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Net 1 UEPS Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Net 1 UEPS Technologies and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Net 1 UEPS Technologies $610.07 million $148.02 million 6.78
Net 1 UEPS Technologies Competitors $1.59 billion $466.83 million 29.40

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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

56.1% of Net 1 UEPS Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.5% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.2% of Net 1 UEPS Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.9% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are held by 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.

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 10.43% 13.76% 5.42%

Summary

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

Net 1 UEPS Technologies Company Profile

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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