Reviewing Vantiv (VNTV) & ExlService (EXLS)
Vantiv (NYSE: VNTV) and ExlService (NASDAQ:EXLS) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and earnings.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Vantiv and ExlService’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Vantiv||$3.58 billion||3.57||$213.20 million||$1.45||49.60|
|ExlService||$685.99 million||3.00||$61.73 million||$2.11||28.75|
Volatility & Risk
Vantiv has a beta of 0.58, suggesting that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ExlService has a beta of 1.26, suggesting that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Vantiv and ExlService’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Vantiv and ExlService, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Vantiv presently has a consensus price target of $77.04, indicating a potential upside of 7.12%. ExlService has a consensus price target of $61.82, indicating a potential upside of 1.89%. Given Vantiv’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Vantiv is more favorable than ExlService.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
95.7% of ExlService shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Vantiv shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.8% of ExlService shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
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.
ExlService Company Profile
ExlService Holdings, Inc. is an operations management and analytics company. The Company segments include Insurance; Healthcare; Travel, Transportation and Logistics; Finance and Accounting (F&A); Analytics, and All Other. The Insurance operating segment serves property and casualty insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, annuity and retirement services companies. The Healthcare operating segment serves healthcare payers and providers. The Travel, Transportation and Logistics operating segment primarily serves clients in the travel, transport and logistics industries. The F&A operating segment provides finance and accounting business process management (BPM) services across an array of F&A processes. The Analytics services focus on driving business outcomes for its customers by generating data-driven insights across all parts of its customers’ businesses. The All Other segment includes banking and financial services, utilities and consulting operating segments.
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