WEX (WXS) vs. The Competition Head-To-Head Comparison
WEX (NYSE: WXS) is one of 30 publicly-traded companies in the “Transaction & Payment Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare WEX to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares WEX and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|WEX Competitors||$2.36 billion||$197.44 million||979.56|
This table compares WEX and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for WEX and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Transaction & Payment Services” companies have a potential upside of 6.16%. Given WEX’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe WEX has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
52.9% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 19.0% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk & Volatility
WEX has a beta of 1.88, indicating that its stock price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, WEX’s peers have a beta of 1.35, indicating that their average stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.
WEX peers beat WEX on 7 of the 8 factors compared.
WEX Company Profile
WEX Inc. is a provider of corporate payment solutions. The Company operates through three segments: Fleet Solutions, Travel and Corporate Solutions, and Health and Employee Benefit Solutions. The Fleet Solutions segment provides customers with payment and transaction processing services designed for the needs of commercial and government fleets. The Travel and Corporate Solutions segment focuses on the complex payment environment of business-to-business payments, providing customers with payment processing solutions for their corporate payment and transaction monitoring needs. The Health and Employee Benefit Solutions segment provides healthcare payment products and software as a service consumer directed platforms, as well as payroll related benefits to customers in Brazil. The United States operations include the Company and its subsidiaries WEX Bank, WEX FleetOne, Electronic Funds Source LLC and WEX Health.
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