Higher One Holdings (NYSE: ONE) is one of 98 public companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Higher One Holdings to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Higher One Holdings and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Higher One Holdings||N/A||N/A||32.19|
|Higher One Holdings Competitors||$1.12 billion||$179.78 million||21.92|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Higher One Holdings and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Higher One Holdings||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Higher One Holdings Competitors||615||1821||2569||61||2.41|
As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 5.13%. Given Higher One Holdings’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Higher One Holdings has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
This table compares Higher One Holdings and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Higher One Holdings||-26.77%||-16.36%||-10.01%|
|Higher One Holdings Competitors||-54.22%||-162.83%||0.06%|
Risk and Volatility
Higher One Holdings has a beta of 1.44, meaning that its share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Higher One Holdings’ competitors have a beta of 1.12, meaning that their average share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
62.9% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.1% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Higher One Holdings competitors beat Higher One Holdings on 5 of the 8 factors compared.
Higher One Holdings Company Profile
Higher One Holdings, Inc. is a provider of technology-based payment processing and refund disbursement services to higher education institutions and their students. The Company also provides campus communities with student-oriented banking services, which include user-friendly features, through its bank partners. The Company operates through two segments: Disbursements and Payments. The Disbursements segment includes its Refund Management disbursement service, which is offered to higher education institution clients, and the OneAccount, a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)-insured online checking account that is offered to students, as well as faculty, staff and alumni. The Payments segment includes its CASHNet payment processing suite and its Campus Solutions suite, both of which enable higher education institutions to accept online payments, automate certain billing and processing functions, and offer tuition payment plans.
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