PagSeguro Digital (PAGS) vs. The Competition Head-To-Head Comparison

PagSeguro Digital (NYSE: PAGS) is one of 30 public companies in the “Transaction & Payment Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare PagSeguro Digital to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

56.3% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 20.9% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for PagSeguro Digital and its peers, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PagSeguro Digital 0 2 6 0 2.75
PagSeguro Digital Competitors 150 780 1130 18 2.49

PagSeguro Digital currently has a consensus price target of $34.75, suggesting a potential downside of 3.98%. As a group, “Transaction & Payment Services” companies have a potential upside of 14.54%. Given PagSeguro Digital’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PagSeguro Digital has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


This table compares PagSeguro Digital and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PagSeguro Digital N/A N/A N/A
PagSeguro Digital Competitors 8.75% 14.23% 3.57%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PagSeguro Digital and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PagSeguro Digital $326.37 million $36.46 million 75.40
PagSeguro Digital Competitors $2.41 billion $262.02 million 559.79

PagSeguro Digital’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than PagSeguro Digital. PagSeguro Digital 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.


PagSeguro Digital peers beat PagSeguro Digital on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

PagSeguro Digital Company Profile

PagSeguro Digital Ltd is a provider of financial technology solution company. The Company is focused primarily on micro-merchants, small companies and medium-sized companies in Brazil. The Company offers multiple digital payment solutions, In-person payments via POS devices that we sell to clients, free digital accounts, and withdrawing account balances. Its end-to-end digital ecosystem enables its customers accept payments and manage their businesses. It offers safe, affordable, simple, mobile-first solutions for merchants to accept payments and manage their cash through their PagSeguro digital accounts, without the need for a bank account. Its digital account offers more than 30 cash-in methods and six cash-out options including its PagSeguro prepaid card, all using proprietary technology platform and backed by the trusted PagSeguro and UOL brands. Its digital ecosystem also features other digital financial services, business management tools and functionalities for its clients.

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