GreenSky (GSKY) & Conduent (CNDT) Critical Survey

GreenSky (NASDAQ:GSKY) and Conduent (NYSE:CNDT) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares GreenSky and Conduent’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GreenSky N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Conduent $6.02 billion 0.66 $181.00 million $0.85 22.24

Conduent has higher revenue and earnings than GreenSky.

Profitability

This table compares GreenSky and Conduent’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GreenSky N/A N/A N/A
Conduent 2.63% 6.53% 3.01%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for GreenSky and Conduent, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GreenSky 0 2 11 0 2.85
Conduent 0 3 5 0 2.63

GreenSky currently has a consensus target price of $27.18, suggesting a potential upside of 85.41%. Conduent has a consensus target price of $23.17, suggesting a potential upside of 22.57%. Given GreenSky’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe GreenSky is more favorable than Conduent.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

31.3% of GreenSky shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.4% of Conduent shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Conduent shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Conduent beats GreenSky on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About GreenSky

GreenSky, Inc., a technology company, provides point-of-sale financing and payment solutions to merchants, consumers, and banks. It offers a proprietary technology infrastructure that support the full transaction lifecycle, including credit application, underwriting, real-time allocation to bank partners, document distribution, funding, settlement, and servicing functions. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

About Conduent

Conduent Incorporated provides business process services with capabilities in transaction-intensive processing, analytics, and automation in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Commercial Industries and Public Sector. The Commercial Industries segment offers business process services and customized solutions to clients in various industries. This segment delivers end-to-end business-to-business and business-to-customer services, including customer care, human resource management, and finance and accounting services that enable its clients to optimize their processes. It also provides industry-specific services, such as personalized product information for the automotive industry; digitized source-to-pay solutions for clients in the manufacturing industry; customer experience and marketing services for clients in the retail industry; mortgage and consumer loan processing for clients in the financial services industry; and customized workforce learning solutions for clients in the aerospace industry. The Public Sector segment provides government-centric business process services to the United States federal, state, and local, as well as foreign governments for transportation, public assistance, program administration, transaction processing, and payment services. The company also maintains Government Health Enterprise Medicaid Platform systems. In addition, it offers payment services comprising prepaid cards, health savings accounts, and child support payments; customer care services; human resources services; finance and accounting services; legal business services; workforce learning services; and applied automation and analytics solutions. The company is headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey.

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