Higher One Holdings (NYSE: ONE) is one of 98 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Higher One Holdings to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Higher One Holdings and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Higher One Holdings -26.77% -16.36% -10.01%
Higher One Holdings Competitors -128.28% -184.52% -5.72%

Risk and Volatility

Higher One Holdings has a beta of 1.44, meaning that its share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Higher One Holdings’ rivals have a beta of 1.12, meaning that their average share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Higher One Holdings and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Higher One Holdings N/A N/A 32.19
Higher One Holdings Competitors $1.12 billion $179.80 million 21.77

Higher One Holdings’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Higher One Holdings. Higher One Holdings 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Higher One Holdings and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Higher One Holdings 0 0 0 0 N/A
Higher One Holdings Competitors 747 2116 2699 84 2.38

As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 4.62%. Given Higher One Holdings’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Higher One Holdings has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.9% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.1% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Higher One Holdings rivals beat Higher One Holdings on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

Higher One Holdings Company Profile

Higher One Holdings, Inc. is a provider of technology-based payment processing and refund disbursement services to higher education institutions and their students. The Company also provides campus communities with student-oriented banking services, which include user-friendly features, through its bank partners. The Company operates through two segments: Disbursements and Payments. The Disbursements segment includes its Refund Management disbursement service, which is offered to higher education institution clients, and the OneAccount, a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)-insured online checking account that is offered to students, as well as faculty, staff and alumni. The Payments segment includes its CASHNet payment processing suite and its Campus Solutions suite, both of which enable higher education institutions to accept online payments, automate certain billing and processing functions, and offer tuition payment plans.

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