FleetCor Technologies (NYSE: FLT) is one of 28 public companies in the “Transaction & Payment Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare FleetCor Technologies to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

FleetCor Technologies has a beta of 1.43, suggesting that its share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FleetCor Technologies’ peers have a beta of 1.31, suggesting that their average share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

97.6% of FleetCor Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.0% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.3% of FleetCor Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 18.1% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for FleetCor Technologies and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FleetCor Technologies 0 0 14 1 3.07
FleetCor Technologies Competitors 151 801 1084 21 2.47

FleetCor Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $182.46, suggesting a potential upside of 25.82%. As a group, “Transaction & Payment Services” companies have a potential upside of 10.86%. Given FleetCor Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe FleetCor Technologies is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares FleetCor Technologies and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FleetCor Technologies 23.28% 20.87% 6.85%
FleetCor Technologies Competitors 12.01% 18.94% 5.46%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares FleetCor Technologies and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
FleetCor Technologies $2.06 billion $1.11 billion 28.66
FleetCor Technologies Competitors $1.79 billion $540.61 million 28.25

FleetCor Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. FleetCor Technologies is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

FleetCor Technologies beats its peers on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

About FleetCor Technologies

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. is a provider of workforce payment products. The Company offers fuel card payments product solutions, corporate payments products, toll products, lodging cards and gift cards. The Company operates through two segments: North America and International. Its products are sold to businesses, retailers, oil companies and marketers and government entities. Its payment programs enable its customers to manage and control their commercial payments, card programs, and employee spending and provide card-accepting merchants with a customer base that can increase their sales and customer loyalty. The Company also provides a suite of fleet related and workforce payment products, including mobile telematics services, fleet maintenance management and employee benefit and transportation related payments. As of December 31, 2016, its products were used in 53 countries around the world, with its primary geographies in the United States, Brazil and the United Kingdom.

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