Reviewing Checkpoint Systems (CKP) & Worldpay (WP)

Checkpoint Systems (NYSE: CKP) and Worldpay (NYSE:WP) are both industrials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Volatility & Risk

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Checkpoint Systems has a beta of 1.67, meaning that its stock price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Worldpay has a beta of 0.62, meaning that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Checkpoint Systems and Worldpay, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Checkpoint Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
Worldpay 0 5 27 1 2.88

Worldpay has a consensus target price of $83.74, indicating a potential downside of 0.05%. Given Worldpay’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Worldpay is more favorable than Checkpoint Systems.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Checkpoint Systems and Worldpay’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Checkpoint Systems N/A N/A N/A ($1.32) -7.68
Worldpay $4.03 billion 3.70 $130.11 million $0.79 106.05

Worldpay has higher revenue and earnings than Checkpoint Systems. Checkpoint Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Worldpay, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Checkpoint Systems and Worldpay’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Checkpoint Systems -27.26% -50.16% -20.24%
Worldpay 3.23% 52.03% 7.80%

Summary

Worldpay beats Checkpoint Systems on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Checkpoint Systems

Checkpoint Systems, Inc. is a United States-based supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry. The Company provides end-to-end solutions enabling retailers to achieve real-time inventory, accelerate the replenishment cycle, prevent out-of-stocks and reduce theft. It offers merchandise availability solutions, such as shrink management, including antennas, labels and tags, source tagging, deactivation, remote service and support, and Alpha High Theft Solutions, and merchandise visibility solutions, including inventory management, asset tracking and OneTag Program. OneTag Program allows retailers to obtain the benefits of inventory visibility and loss prevention with a single radio frequency identification tag. It offers apparel labelling solutions, such as Trim, including woven labels, printed fabric labels and specialty trim services, and brand merchandising, including printed items and self-adhesive. It serves markets, such as electronics and grocery.

About Worldpay

Worldpay, Inc., formerly 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.

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