Planet Payment (NASDAQ: PLPM) and (NYSE:WXS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Planet Payment and , as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Planet Payment 1 3 1 0 2.00
0 0 0 0 N/A

Planet Payment currently has a consensus target price of $4.50, suggesting a potential upside of 0.45%.

Profitability

This table compares Planet Payment and ‘s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Planet Payment 50.75% 24.59% 17.51%
N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Planet Payment and ‘s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Planet Payment $54.34 million 4.12 $25.07 million $0.47 9.53
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Planet Payment has higher revenue and earnings than .

Institutional & Insider Ownership

46.5% of Planet Payment shares are held by institutional investors. 20.2% of Planet Payment shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Planet Payment beats on 7 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

Planet Payment Company Profile

Planet Payment, Inc. is a provider of international payment and transaction processing and multi-currency processing services. The Company operates through two segments: multi-currency processing services and payment processing services. Its multi-currency processing services segment includes Pay In Your Currency, Multi-Currency Pricing and Dynamic Currency Conversion at automated teller machines, enable merchants to offer customized pricing in multiple currencies. Its payment processing services consist of end-to-end authorization, capture, clearing and settlement services to its customers along with localized language support and online access to reconciliation, reporting and analytics services. It provides its services to approximately 118,000 active merchant locations in over 20 countries and territories across the Asia Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, primarily through its acquiring bank and processor customers.

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