Endurance International Group (EIGI) and USA Technologies (USAT) Financial Contrast

Endurance International Group (NASDAQ: EIGI) and USA Technologies (NASDAQ:USAT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Endurance International Group and USA Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Endurance International Group 2 2 1 0 1.80
USA Technologies 0 0 2 0 3.00

Endurance International Group currently has a consensus price target of $8.70, suggesting a potential upside of 16.00%. USA Technologies has a consensus price target of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 56.86%. Given USA Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe USA Technologies is more favorable than Endurance International Group.

Profitability

This table compares Endurance International Group and USA Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Endurance International Group -12.74% -161.36% -5.51%
USA Technologies 0.37% 1.20% 0.85%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Endurance International Group and USA Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Endurance International Group $1.11 billion 0.97 -$72.83 million ($1.10) -6.82
USA Technologies $104.09 million 3.94 -$1.85 million $0.01 765.77

USA Technologies has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Endurance International Group. Endurance International Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than USA Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.4% of Endurance International Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.8% of USA Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 58.2% of Endurance International Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.4% of USA Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Endurance International Group has a beta of 1.85, suggesting that its stock price is 85% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, USA Technologies has a beta of 0.65, suggesting that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

USA Technologies beats Endurance International Group on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Endurance International Group

Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. (Endurance) is a provider of cloud-based platform solutions designed to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) succeed online. The Company operates through two segments: Web Presence and Email Marketing. The Company’s Web presence segment consists of Web hosting, domains and the related products and services. Its e-mail marketing segment consists of the products and services offered by Constant Contact, principally e-mail marketing, including event marketing, survey tools and SinglePlatform. The Company’s products focuses on Web hosting and other Web presence solutions, such as domains, and it also offers security, site backup, domains, search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM), Google Adwords, mobile solutions, social media enablement, Website analytics, e-mail marketing and productivity and e-commerce tools, among others. It conducts operations in the United States, Brazil, India, and the Netherlands.

About USA Technologies

USA Technologies, Inc. provides technology-enabled solutions and value-added services that facilitate electronic payment transactions within the unattended point of sale (POS) market. The Company is a provider in the small ticket, beverage and food vending industry and is also engaged in offering solutions and services to other unattended market segments, such as amusement, commercial laundry, kiosk and others. It has designed and marketed systems and solutions that facilitate electronic payment options, as well as telemetry and machine-to-machine (M2M) services, which include the ability to remotely monitor, control and report on the results of distributed assets containing its electronic payment solutions. The Company derives its revenues from license and transaction fees resulting from connections to, as well as services provided by, its ePort Connect service.

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