Vantiv (NYSE: VNTV) and Everi Holdings (NYSE:EVRI) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability and valuation.
Risk and Volatility
Vantiv has a beta of 0.59, suggesting that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Everi Holdings has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Vantiv and Everi Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Vantiv and Everi Holdings’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Vantiv||$3.80 billion||3.05||$880.01 million||$1.29||55.76|
|Everi Holdings||$919.45 million||0.52||$200.09 million||($3.75)||-1.93|
Vantiv has higher revenue and earnings than Everi Holdings. Everi Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Vantiv, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
80.4% of Vantiv shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.4% of Everi Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Vantiv shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.5% of Everi Holdings shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Vantiv and Everi Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Vantiv currently has a consensus price target of $74.91, suggesting a potential upside of 4.14%. Everi Holdings has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential downside of 3.05%. Given Vantiv’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Vantiv is more favorable than Everi Holdings.
Vantiv beats Everi Holdings on 9 of the 13 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.
Everi Holdings Company Profile
Everi Holdings Inc. is a holding company. The Company operates through subsidiaries, including Everi Games Holding Inc. (Everi Games Holding) and Everi Payments Inc. (Everi Payments or Payments). The Company operates through two segments: Games and Payments. The Company provides video and mechanical reel gaming content and technology solutions, integrated gaming payments solutions, and compliance and efficiency software. Its games segment provides solutions directly to gaming establishments to offer its patrons gaming entertainment related experiences. The Payments segment provides solutions directly to gaming establishments to offer their patrons cash access related services and products, including access to cash at gaming facilities through automatic teller machine (ATM) cash withdrawals, credit card cash access transactions and point of sale debit card transactions.
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