Moneygram International (NASDAQ: MGI) is one of 29 public companies in the “Transaction & Payment Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Moneygram International to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.9% of Moneygram International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.7% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 49.5% of Moneygram International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.1% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Moneygram International and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Moneygram International 1 5 0 0 1.83
Moneygram International Competitors 151 801 1084 21 2.47

Moneygram International currently has a consensus price target of $14.16, indicating a potential downside of 10.49%. As a group, “Transaction & Payment Services” companies have a potential upside of 11.53%. Given Moneygram International’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Moneygram International has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Moneygram International has a beta of 1.92, indicating that its stock price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Moneygram International’s competitors have a beta of 1.31, indicating that their average stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Moneygram International and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Moneygram International 2.03% -14.11% 1.22%
Moneygram International Competitors 11.92% 18.20% 5.66%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Moneygram International and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Moneygram International $1.63 billion $226.70 million 32.96
Moneygram International Competitors $1.74 billion $513.51 million 28.30

Moneygram International’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Moneygram International. Moneygram International is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Moneygram International competitors beat Moneygram International on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

Moneygram International Company Profile

MoneyGram International, Inc. (MoneyGram) is a global provider of money transfer services. The Company operates through two segments: Global Funds Transfer and Financial Paper Products. The Company offers its services under the MoneyGram brand. The Company’s Global Funds Transfer Segment provides money transfer services and bill payment services primarily to unbanked and underbanked consumers. The Financial Paper Products Segment provides money orders to consumers through its agents and financial institutions located across the United States and Puerto Rico. The Company’s offerings include money transfers, bill payment services, money order services and official check processing. The Company’s money transfer services enable its consumers to send and receive funds across the world through its global network of locations. The Company also offers Digital/Self-Service solutions, such as moneygram.com, mobile solutions, account deposit and kiosk-based services.

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