Qiwi (QIWI) vs. FleetCor Technologies (NYSE:FLT) Critical Contrast

FleetCor Technologies (NYSE: FLT) and Qiwi (NASDAQ:QIWI) are both industrials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

95.2% of FleetCor Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 17.5% of Qiwi shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.6% of FleetCor Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

FleetCor Technologies has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Qiwi has a beta of 3.23, indicating that its share price is 223% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for FleetCor Technologies and Qiwi, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FleetCor Technologies 0 0 13 1 3.07
Qiwi 0 2 2 0 2.50

FleetCor Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $192.08, suggesting a potential downside of 5.18%. Qiwi has a consensus target price of $22.67, suggesting a potential upside of 33.81%. Given Qiwi’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Qiwi is more favorable than FleetCor Technologies.

Profitability

This table compares FleetCor Technologies and Qiwi’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FleetCor Technologies 25.66% 20.99% 6.78%
Qiwi 13.47% 20.98% 11.46%

Dividends

Qiwi pays an annual dividend of $0.55 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. FleetCor Technologies does not pay a dividend. Qiwi pays out 76.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares FleetCor Technologies and Qiwi’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FleetCor Technologies $1.83 billion 9.93 $452.38 million $5.88 34.45
Qiwi $295.00 million 2.58 $37.11 million $0.72 23.53

FleetCor Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Qiwi. Qiwi is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than FleetCor Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

FleetCor Technologies beats Qiwi on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

FleetCor Technologies Company Profile

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. is a provider of workforce payment products. The Company offers fuel card payments product solutions, corporate payments products, toll products, lodging cards and gift cards. The Company operates through two segments: North America and International. Its products are sold to businesses, retailers, oil companies and marketers and government entities. Its payment programs enable its customers to manage and control their commercial payments, card programs, and employee spending and provide card-accepting merchants with a customer base that can increase their sales and customer loyalty. The Company also provides a suite of fleet related and workforce payment products, including mobile telematics services, fleet maintenance management and employee benefit and transportation related payments. As of December 31, 2016, its products were used in 53 countries around the world, with its primary geographies in the United States, Brazil and the United Kingdom.

Qiwi Company Profile

QIWI plc is a provider of payment services in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The Company’s network enables payment services across physical, online and mobile channels. The Company operates in target markets and customer segments. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had deployed over 17.2 million virtual wallets, over 162,000 kiosks and terminals, and enabled merchants to accept over Russian rubles 70 billion cash and electronic payments monthly. The Company’s consumers can use cash, stored value and other electronic payment methods to order and pay for goods and services across physical or virtual environments interchangeably. The Company provides integrated network of physical distribution points and virtual wallets, as well as payment channels and methods that enable consumers to deposit cash, convert it into a digital form and transfer the funds to a virtual wallet or pay for any merchant in its network.

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