Reviewing Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE:HPY) & Qiwi Plc (QIWI)

Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE: HPY) and Qiwi Plc (NASDAQ:QIWI) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

16.8% of Qiwi Plc shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Qiwi Plc pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Heartland Payment Systems does not pay a dividend. Qiwi Plc pays out 101.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Heartland Payment Systems has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Heartland Payment Systems and Qiwi Plc, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Heartland Payment Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
Qiwi Plc 0 2 2 0 2.50

Qiwi Plc has a consensus target price of $22.67, suggesting a potential upside of 29.30%. Given Qiwi Plc’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Qiwi Plc is more favorable than Heartland Payment Systems.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Heartland Payment Systems and Qiwi Plc’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Heartland Payment Systems N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Qiwi Plc N/A N/A N/A $0.75 23.37

Profitability

This table compares Heartland Payment Systems and Qiwi Plc’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Heartland Payment Systems 3.25% 27.90% 6.09%
Qiwi Plc 14.88% 22.31% 12.32%

Summary

Qiwi Plc beats Heartland Payment Systems on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Heartland Payment Systems Company Profile

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. is a United States-based company that provides payment processing services to merchants. The Company’s electronic payment processing services facilitate the exchange of information and funds between merchants and cardholders’ financial institutions. Its segments include Payment Processing, which offers card payment processing and related services to its small and medium-sized enterprise merchants and Network Services merchants; Campus Solutions, which offers payment processing, integrated commerce solutions, loan services and open- and closed-loop payment solutions to institutions of higher education; Heartland School Solutions, which offers school nutrition and point of sale solutions and associated payment solutions to K-12 schools; Heartland Payroll Solutions, which provides payroll processing and related tax filing services, and Other, including integrated payments solutions for small ticket merchants, and loyalty and gift card marketing solutions.

Qiwi Plc Company Profile

QIWI plc is a provider of payment services in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The Company’s network enables payment services across physical, online and mobile channels. The Company operates in target markets and customer segments. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had deployed over 17.2 million virtual wallets, over 162,000 kiosks and terminals, and enabled merchants to accept over Russian rubles 70 billion cash and electronic payments monthly. The Company’s consumers can use cash, stored value and other electronic payment methods to order and pay for goods and services across physical or virtual environments interchangeably. The Company provides integrated network of physical distribution points and virtual wallets, as well as payment channels and methods that enable consumers to deposit cash, convert it into a digital form and transfer the funds to a virtual wallet or pay for any merchant in its network.

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