Cardtronics PLC (NASDAQ: CATM) is one of 98 public companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Cardtronics PLC to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Cardtronics PLC and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cardtronics PLC 4.83% 28.23% 7.72%
Cardtronics PLC Competitors -128.28% -184.52% -5.72%

Volatility & Risk

Cardtronics PLC has a beta of 0.77, meaning that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cardtronics PLC’s peers have a beta of 1.12, meaning that their average share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.9% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Cardtronics PLC shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cardtronics PLC and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Cardtronics PLC $1.38 billion $304.90 million 16.38
Cardtronics PLC Competitors $1.12 billion $179.80 million 21.77

Cardtronics PLC has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Cardtronics PLC is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cardtronics PLC and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cardtronics PLC 0 4 1 0 2.20
Cardtronics PLC Competitors 747 2116 2699 84 2.38

Cardtronics PLC currently has a consensus target price of $41.00, suggesting a potential upside of 72.63%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 4.55%. Given Cardtronics PLC’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Cardtronics PLC is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Cardtronics PLC peers beat Cardtronics PLC on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Cardtronics PLC

Cardtronics plc, formerly Cardtronics, Inc., provides automated consumer financial services through its network of automated teller machines (ATMS) and multi-function financial services kiosks. The Company’s operations consists of its North America, Europe, and Corporate & Other segments. Its ATM operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico are included in its North America segment. Its ATM operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Spain and i-design are included in its Europe segment. Its transaction processing operations, which service its North American and European operations, along with external customers, and the Company’s corporate general and administrative functions comprise the Corporate & Other segment. As of December 31, 2016, it provided services to approximately 203,000 ATMs throughout the United States (including the United States territory of Puerto Rico), the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Spain, Canada and Mexico.

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