PagSeguro Digital (NYSE: PAGS) is one of 30 publicly-traded companies in the “Transaction & Payment Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare PagSeguro Digital to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for PagSeguro Digital and its competitors, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PagSeguro Digital 0 2 4 0 2.67
PagSeguro Digital Competitors 150 773 1126 17 2.49

PagSeguro Digital presently has a consensus target price of $33.83, suggesting a potential upside of 1.48%. As a group, “Transaction & Payment Services” companies have a potential upside of 12.14%. Given PagSeguro Digital’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe PagSeguro Digital has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PagSeguro Digital and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PagSeguro Digital $326.37 million $36.46 million 101.03
PagSeguro Digital Competitors $2.41 billion $261.25 million 832.47

PagSeguro Digital’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than PagSeguro Digital. PagSeguro Digital is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


This table compares PagSeguro Digital and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PagSeguro Digital N/A N/A N/A
PagSeguro Digital Competitors 7.56% 14.25% 3.57%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

58.4% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 19.9% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


PagSeguro Digital competitors beat PagSeguro Digital on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

About PagSeguro Digital

PagSeguro Digital Ltd is a provider of financial technology solution company. The Company is focused primarily on micro-merchants, small companies and medium-sized companies in Brazil. The Company offers multiple digital payment solutions, In-person payments via POS devices that we sell to clients, free digital accounts, and withdrawing account balances. Its end-to-end digital ecosystem enables its customers accept payments and manage their businesses. It offers safe, affordable, simple, mobile-first solutions for merchants to accept payments and manage their cash through their PagSeguro digital accounts, without the need for a bank account. Its digital account offers more than 30 cash-in methods and six cash-out options including its PagSeguro prepaid card, all using proprietary technology platform and backed by the trusted PagSeguro and UOL brands. Its digital ecosystem also features other digital financial services, business management tools and functionalities for its clients.

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