Higher One Holdings (ONE) and Its Competitors Financial Contrast

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

Higher One Holdings’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Higher One Holdings. Higher One Holdings is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

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.

Profitability

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.

Summary

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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