Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) and Nsav (OTCMKTS:NSAV) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Total System Services and Nsav’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Total System Services $4.03 billion 4.14 $576.65 million $4.26 21.44
Nsav N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Total System Services has higher revenue and earnings than Nsav.

Profitability

This table compares Total System Services and Nsav’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Total System Services 14.31% 30.94% 10.46%
Nsav N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Total System Services and Nsav, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Total System Services 0 6 11 0 2.65
Nsav 0 0 0 0 N/A

Total System Services presently has a consensus price target of $99.07, suggesting a potential upside of 8.46%. Given Total System Services’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Total System Services is more favorable than Nsav.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

78.6% of Total System Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of Total System Services shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Nsav shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Total System Services pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Nsav does not pay a dividend. Total System Services pays out 12.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Total System Services has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

Total System Services has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nsav has a beta of 1.25, meaning that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Total System Services beats Nsav on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Total System Services Company Profile

Total System Services, Inc. provides payment processing, merchant, and related payment services to financial and nonfinancial institutions worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Merchant Solutions, Issuer Solutions, and Netspend. It offers general purpose reloadable prepaid and payroll cards, demand deposit accounts, and other financial service solutions to the underbanked and other consumers and businesses. The company also provides third party processing and related services for credit card issuers, merchant acquirers, independent sales organizations, and financial institutions; and issuer processing services, as well as operates as a prepaid program manager. Total System Services, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

Nsav Company Profile

NSAV Holding, Inc., through its subsidiary, Global Distribution Corporation, markets and distributes supplement, wellness, and natural remedy products. It provides health and wellness products that include vitamin and mineral supplements, probiotics, and other nutraceuticals health supplements under the Nutra Horizon brand name. The company is headquartered in Cresco, Pennsylvania.

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