Moneygram International (NASDAQ:MGI) and Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Moneygram International and Total System Services, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Total System Services||0||9||15||0||2.63|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Moneygram International and Total System Services’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Moneygram International||$1.60 billion||0.18||-$29.80 million||$0.88||5.77|
|Total System Services||$4.93 billion||3.55||$586.18 million||$3.22||29.77|
Total System Services has higher revenue and earnings than Moneygram International. Moneygram International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Total System Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Total System Services pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Moneygram International does not pay a dividend. Total System Services pays out 16.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Volatility & Risk
Moneygram International has a beta of 1.98, indicating that its share price is 98% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Total System Services has a beta of 1.17, indicating that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Moneygram International and Total System Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Total System Services||14.39%||29.26%||10.09%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
86.1% of Moneygram International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.5% of Total System Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 45.4% of Moneygram International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.4% of Total System Services shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Total System Services beats Moneygram International on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
Moneygram International Company Profile
MoneyGram International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides money transfer services in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Global Funds Transfer and Financial Paper Products. The Global Funds Transfer segment offers 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; and official check outsourcing services for financial institutions. This segment sells its money orders under the MoneyGram brand and on a private label or co-branded basis with retail and financial institution. The company also offers digital solutions, such as moneygram.com, mobile solutions, account deposit, and kiosk-based services. MoneyGram International, Inc. was founded in 1926 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
Total System Services Company Profile
Total System Services, Inc. provides payment processing, merchant, and related payment services to financial and nonfinancial institutions worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Merchant Solutions, Issuer Solutions, and Netspend. It offers general purpose reloadable prepaid and payroll cards, demand deposit accounts, and other financial service solutions to the underbanked and other consumers and businesses. The company also provides third party processing and related services for credit card issuers, merchant acquirers, independent sales organizations, and financial institutions; and issuer processing services, as well as operates as a prepaid program manager. Total System Services, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.
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