Head-To-Head Survey: Moneygram International (NASDAQ:MGI) vs. Its Competitors

Moneygram International (NASDAQ: MGI) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Transaction & Payment Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Moneygram International to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Moneygram International and its rivals’ 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 10.83% 16.94% 5.58%

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Moneygram International $1.63 billion $226.70 million 32.73
Moneygram International Competitors $1.59 billion $466.83 million 29.25

Moneygram International has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Moneygram International is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Moneygram International has a beta of 1.96, meaning that its stock price is 96% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Moneygram International’s rivals have a beta of 1.30, meaning that their average stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.9% of Moneygram International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.6% 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, 17.9% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Moneygram International and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Moneygram International 1 4 0 0 1.80
Moneygram International Competitors 119 704 1046 12 2.51

Moneygram International presently has a consensus target price of $16.21, indicating a potential upside of 3.20%. As a group, “Transaction & Payment Services” companies have a potential upside of 10.20%. Given Moneygram International’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Moneygram International has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Moneygram International rivals beat Moneygram International on 9 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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