Financial Comparison: Vantiv (VNTV) and Mistras Group (MG)
Vantiv (NYSE: VNTV) and Mistras Group (NYSE:MG) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Vantiv and Mistras Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Vantiv||$3.80 billion||2.89||$880.01 million||$1.45||46.90|
|Mistras Group||$680.81 million||0.87||$53.46 million||$0.61||34.56|
Vantiv has higher revenue and earnings than Mistras Group. Mistras Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Vantiv, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Vantiv and Mistras Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Vantiv presently has a consensus price target of $75.46, indicating a potential upside of 10.95%. Mistras Group has a consensus price target of $36.00, indicating a potential upside of 70.78%. Given Mistras Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Mistras Group is more favorable than Vantiv.
This table compares Vantiv and Mistras Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
Vantiv has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mistras Group has a beta of 1.17, suggesting that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
80.0% of Vantiv shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.6% of Mistras Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Vantiv shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 44.7% of Mistras Group shares are owned 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.
Vantiv beats Mistras Group on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Vantiv Company Profile
Vantiv, Inc. is a holding company. The Company conducts its operations through its subsidiary, Vantiv Holding, LLC. The Company is a payment processor. The Company’s segments include Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. The Company offers a range of payment processing services that enable its clients to meet their payment processing needs through a single provider. The Company enables merchants to accept and process credit, debit and prepaid payments, and provide them supporting value-added services, such as security solutions and fraud management, information solutions and interchange management. It also provides payment services to financial institutions, such as card issuer processing, payment network processing, fraud protection, card production, prepaid program management, automated teller machine (ATM) driving and network gateway and switching services that utilize the Company’s Jeanie personal identification number (PIN) debit payment network.
Mistras Group Company Profile
Mistras Group, Inc. offers asset protection solutions and is a provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions used to evaluate the structural integrity and reliability of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure. The Company’s segments are Services segment, which provides asset protection solutions in North America with concentration on the United States along with a Canadian services business, consisting of non-destructive testing, and inspection and engineering services that are used to evaluate structural integrity and reliability of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure; International segment, which offers services, products and systems similar to those of its Services and Products and Systems segments to markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America, and Products and Systems segment, which designs, manufactures, sells, installs and services asset protection products and systems, including equipment and instrumentation.
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