CardConnect Corp (NASDAQ: CCN) and Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

31.6% of CardConnect Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.4% of Euronet Worldwide shares are held by institutional investors. 48.3% of CardConnect Corp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.7% of Euronet Worldwide shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares CardConnect Corp and Euronet Worldwide’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CardConnect Corp -1.00% N/A -3.75%
Euronet Worldwide 8.23% 22.32% 7.95%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CardConnect Corp and Euronet Worldwide’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CardConnect Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Euronet Worldwide $2.05 billion 2.45 $345.38 million $3.09 30.93

Euronet Worldwide has higher revenue and earnings than CardConnect Corp.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for CardConnect Corp and Euronet Worldwide, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CardConnect Corp 0 2 4 0 2.67
Euronet Worldwide 0 0 5 0 3.00

CardConnect Corp currently has a consensus price target of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.31%. Euronet Worldwide has a consensus price target of $99.75, suggesting a potential upside of 4.37%. Given CardConnect Corp’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe CardConnect Corp is more favorable than Euronet Worldwide.

Summary

Euronet Worldwide beats CardConnect Corp on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

CardConnect Corp Company Profile

CardConnect Corp., formerly FinTech Acquisition Corp., is a holding company. The Company holds interests in CardConnect, LLC. The Company is a provider of payment processing solutions to merchants throughout the United States. The Company’s segments include Merchant Acquiring Services and Other. The Company’s platform allows it to provide payment solutions, customer support and tools for its distribution partners and merchants. Its solutions and services enable distribution partners to manage their business and for merchants to securely accept electronic payments. Its Merchant Acquiring services business involves providing end-to-end electronic payment processing services to merchants by facilitating the exchange of information and funds between them and cardholders’ financial institutions. It undertakes or facilitates through third parties, merchant set-up and training, transaction authorization, settlement, merchant funding, merchant assistance and support, and risk management.

Euronet Worldwide Company Profile

Euronet Worldwide, Inc. is an electronic payments provider. The Company offers payment and transaction processing and distribution solutions to financial institutions, retailers, service providers and individual consumers. Its product offerings include automated teller machine (ATM), point-of-sale (POS), card outsourcing, card issuing and merchant acquiring services, electronic distribution of prepaid mobile airtime and other electronic payment products. It operates in three segments: EFT Processing Segment provides electronic payment solutions consisting of ATM cash withdrawal and deposit services, outsourced ATM and POS management solutions, and credit and debit card outsourcing; epay Segment provides electronic distribution and processing of prepaid mobile airtime and other electronic payment products and collection services, and Money Transfer Segment provides global consumer-to-consumer money transfer services and global account-to-account money transfer services.

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