Points International (NASDAQ: PCOM) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “E-commerce & Auction Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Points International to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Points International and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Points International 0 0 3 0 3.00
Points International Competitors 116 736 1591 88 2.65

Points International presently has a consensus target price of $13.50, suggesting a potential upside of 18.01%. As a group, “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies have a potential upside of 13.08%. Given Points International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Points International is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

Points International has a beta of 1.14, meaning that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Points International’s peers have a beta of 1.53, meaning that their average share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Points International and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Points International $332.82 million $9.00 million -104.00
Points International Competitors $2.66 billion $891.38 million -29.23

Points International’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Points International. Points International 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

37.4% of Points International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.7% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 19.0% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Points International and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Points International -0.53% 7.56% 3.28%
Points International Competitors -1,537.85% -30.98% -7.15%

About Points International

Points International Ltd. (Points) provides a range of e-commerce and technology services to loyalty program operators using a common infrastructure. These services include a range of white label or private branded e-commerce services (Loyalty Currency Services) that enable the sale of loyalty currencies (such as frequent flyer miles, hotel points and credit card points), both retail and wholesale, and support the loyalty program consumer offerings and their back end operations. The Company offers the consumer-focused Points Loyalty Wallet that allows users to track, manage and access multiple loyalty rewards programs through the Points.com Website. It also offers Points Travel, which is private label travel e-commerce platform designed specifically for the loyalty industry. The Company operates the PointsHound.com Website, a hotel booking engine and loyalty currency aggregator built specifically for frequent travelers.

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