Qiwi Plc (NASDAQ: QIWI) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Transaction & Payment Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Qiwi Plc to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

14.6% of Qiwi Plc shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.7% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 18.1% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Qiwi Plc and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Qiwi Plc 0 2 2 0 2.50
Qiwi Plc Competitors 114 695 1031 12 2.51

Qiwi Plc currently has a consensus price target of $22.67, suggesting a potential upside of 40.79%. As a group, “Transaction & Payment Services” companies have a potential upside of 8.33%. Given Qiwi Plc’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Qiwi Plc is more favorable than its peers.

Dividends

Qiwi Plc pays an annual dividend of $0.75 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. Qiwi Plc pays out 100.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Transaction & Payment Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 60.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Qiwi Plc and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Qiwi Plc 14.88% 22.31% 12.32%
Qiwi Plc Competitors 10.74% 15.92% 5.19%

Risk and Volatility

Qiwi Plc has a beta of 3.35, indicating that its share price is 235% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Qiwi Plc’s peers have a beta of 1.30, indicating that their average share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Qiwi Plc and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Qiwi Plc N/A N/A 21.47
Qiwi Plc Competitors $1.64 billion $481.00 million 28.53

Qiwi Plc’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Qiwi Plc. Qiwi 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.

Summary

Qiwi Plc peers beat Qiwi Plc on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Qiwi Plc

QIWI plc is a provider of payment services in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The Company’s network enables payment services across physical, online and mobile channels. The Company operates in target markets and customer segments. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had deployed over 17.2 million virtual wallets, over 162,000 kiosks and terminals, and enabled merchants to accept over Russian rubles 70 billion cash and electronic payments monthly. The Company’s consumers can use cash, stored value and other electronic payment methods to order and pay for goods and services across physical or virtual environments interchangeably. The Company provides integrated network of physical distribution points and virtual wallets, as well as payment channels and methods that enable consumers to deposit cash, convert it into a digital form and transfer the funds to a virtual wallet or pay for any merchant in its network.

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