WEX (NYSE: WEX) is one of 32 public companies in the “Transaction & Payment Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare WEX to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.
This table compares WEX and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Valuation & Earnings
This table compares WEX and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
WEX’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than WEX. WEX 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.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
56.3% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of WEX shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.9% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for WEX and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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WEX presently has a consensus target price of $127.09, suggesting a potential upside of 1.28%. As a group, “Transaction & Payment Services” companies have a potential upside of 4.90%. Given WEX’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe WEX has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Volatility & Risk
WEX has a beta of 1.88, suggesting that its share price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, WEX’s rivals have a beta of 1.33, suggesting that their average share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.
WEX rivals beat WEX on 10 of the 13 factors compared.
WEX Company Profile
WEX Inc. is a provider of corporate payment solutions. The Company operates through three segments: Fleet Solutions, Travel and Corporate Solutions, and Health and Employee Benefit Solutions. The Fleet Solutions segment provides customers with payment and transaction processing services designed for the needs of commercial and government fleets. The Travel and Corporate Solutions segment focuses on the complex payment environment of business-to-business payments, providing customers with payment processing solutions for their corporate payment and transaction monitoring needs. The Health and Employee Benefit Solutions segment provides healthcare payment products and software as a service consumer directed platforms, as well as payroll related benefits to customers in Brazil. The United States operations include the Company and its subsidiaries WEX Bank, WEX FleetOne, Electronic Funds Source LLC and WEX Health.
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