3Pea International (PAYS) vs. Its Competitors Head to Head Comparison

3Pea International (NASDAQ: PAYS) is one of 128 public companies in the “Business services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare 3Pea International to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for 3Pea International and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
3Pea International 0 0 2 0 3.00
3Pea International Competitors 1122 4827 8564 382 2.55

3Pea International currently has a consensus target price of $11.00, suggesting a potential downside of 13.39%. As a group, “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 6.92%. Given 3Pea International’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe 3Pea International has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares 3Pea International and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
3Pea International $23.42 million $2.57 million 141.11
3Pea International Competitors $2.90 billion $448.77 million 11.29

3Pea International’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than 3Pea International. 3Pea International is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

11.3% of 3Pea International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.7% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 38.6% of 3Pea International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.4% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares 3Pea International and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
3Pea International 11.72% 66.72% 15.11%
3Pea International Competitors 3.44% 9.78% 2.28%

Volatility and Risk

3Pea International has a beta of 0.54, indicating that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, 3Pea International’s rivals have a beta of 0.80, indicating that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.


3Pea International beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

3Pea International Company Profile

PaySign, Inc. provides prepaid card programs and processing services under the PaySign brand to corporations, government agencies, universities, and other organizations. The company offers various services, including transaction processing, cardholder enrollment, value loading, cardholder account management, reporting, and customer service through PaySign, a proprietary card-processing platform. It also develops prepaid card products for healthcare reimbursement payments, pharmaceutical assistance, donor compensation, corporate and incentive rewards, and expense reimbursement cards; and payroll or general purpose reloadable cards, as well as gift or incentive cards. In addition, the company offers Buy and Bill programs for patients to purchase directly from physician's office or through an infusion center for physician administered therapies; payment solution for source plasma collection centers; and PaySign Premier, a demand deposit account debit card, as well as customer service center and PaySign Communications Suite services. Its principal target markets for processing services comprise prepaid card issuers, retail and private-label issuers, small third-party processors, and small and mid-size financial institutions in the United States and internationally. The company was formerly known as 3PEA International, Inc. and changed its name to PaySign, Inc. in April 2019. PaySign, Inc. was incorporated in 1995 and is based in Henderson, Nevada.

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