FleetCor Technologies (FLT) & COMSCORE (SCOR) Critical Analysis

FleetCor Technologies (NYSE:FLT) and COMSCORE (OTCMKTS:SCOR) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares FleetCor Technologies and COMSCORE’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FleetCor Technologies $2.25 billion 8.12 $740.20 million $7.88 26.23
COMSCORE $403.54 million 2.32 -$281.39 million N/A N/A

FleetCor Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than COMSCORE.

Volatility & Risk

FleetCor Technologies has a beta of 1.46, suggesting that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, COMSCORE has a beta of 0.41, suggesting that its stock price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for FleetCor Technologies and COMSCORE, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FleetCor Technologies 0 1 9 0 2.90
COMSCORE 0 0 2 0 3.00

FleetCor Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $231.56, suggesting a potential upside of 12.01%. COMSCORE has a consensus price target of $30.50, suggesting a potential upside of 88.62%. Given COMSCORE’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe COMSCORE is more favorable than FleetCor Technologies.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FleetCor Technologies 35.50% 23.23% 7.32%
COMSCORE -71.48% -42.21% -27.91%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.2% of FleetCor Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.6% of COMSCORE shares are held by institutional investors. 5.4% of FleetCor Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.5% of COMSCORE shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

FleetCor Technologies beats COMSCORE on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

FleetCor Technologies Company Profile

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. provides commercial payment solutions in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Australasia. The company offers fuel payment solutions to businesses and government entities that operate vehicle fleets, as well as to oil and leasing companies, and fuel marketers. Its fuel payment products are in the form of plastic cards, electronic RFID tags, and paper vouchers to purchase fuel, oil, vehicle maintenance supplies and services, and building supplies. The company also provides lodging payment solutions to businesses that have employees who travel overnight for work purposes. In addition, it offers electronic toll and parking payments products to businesses and consumers in the form of RFID tags affixed to vehicles' windshields; and prepaid paper vouchers as a means of payment on toll roads. Further, the company provides corporate payments solutions with vertical-specific applications, which enable its customers to manage and control electronic payments across their enterprise, optimize corporate spending, and offer innovative services that enhance employee efficiency and customer loyalty. Its primary corporate payments products include virtual cards, purchasing cards, travel and entertainment cards, payroll cards, and cross-border payment facilitation. Additionally, it offers gift card product management and processing services, such as card design, production and packaging, delivery and fulfillment, card and account management, transaction processing, promotion development and management, Website design and hosting, program analytics, and card distribution channel management. The company also provides vehicle maintenance, employee benefit payment, and long haul transportation-related services. The company markets its products and services through field sales, telesales, direct marketing, point-of-sale marketing, and the Internet. FleetCor Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Peachtree Corners, Georgia.

COMSCORE Company Profile

comScore, Inc. operates as an information and analytics company that measures audiences, consumer behavior, and advertising across media platforms worldwide. The company offers digital audience products and services, including Media Metrix and Mobile Metrix, Video Metrix, Plan Metrix, and comScore marketing solutions, which provide person-centric insights across various devices and can capture various types of content. It also provides television (TV) and cross-platform audience products and services to measure consumer TV viewership and behavior across digital and TV platforms, such as TV Essentials, StationView Essentials, OnDemand Essentials, and Cross-Platform suite. In addition, the company offers advertising products comprising validated Campaign Essentials, Lift Models, and Activation solutions, which enable customers to execute, measure, and optimize ad campaigns and to protect the integrity of their brands. Further, it provides movies products and services to measure movie viewership and box office results by capturing movie ticket sales in real time or near real time, which include Box Office Essentials, Box Office Analytics, Swift, and Hollywood Software. The company serves local and national television broadcasters and content owners, network operators, digital content publishers and Internet technology companies, advertising agencies, movie studios, hardware device and component manufacturers, financial service companies, manufacturers and retailers of consumer products, and political campaigns and related organizations. comScore, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.

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