Total System Services (NYSE: TSS) is one of 187 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Total System Services to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Risk and Volatility
Total System Services has a beta of 1.11, indicating that its share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Total System Services’ peers have a beta of 1.10, indicating that their average share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Total System Services and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Total System Services||$4.17 billion||$319.63 million||32.90|
|Total System Services Competitors||$2.79 billion||$290.25 million||290.17|
Total System Services has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Total System Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Total System Services and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Total System Services||8.73%||26.25%||9.23%|
|Total System Services Competitors||-20.07%||-271.26%||-4.55%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
75.2% of Total System Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.6% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of Total System Services shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.9% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Total System Services pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Total System Services pays out 23.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 39.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Total System Services and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Total System Services||1||9||16||0||2.58|
|Total System Services Competitors||724||4642||7399||167||2.54|
Total System Services presently has a consensus target price of $69.17, suggesting a potential downside of 6.56%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 2.90%. Given Total System Services’ peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Total System Services has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Total System Services beats its peers on 10 of the 15 factors compared.
About Total System Services
Total System Services, Inc. (TSYS) is a payment solutions provider that provides payment processing services, merchant services and related payment services to financial and non-financial institutions. The Company’s segments include North America Services, Merchant Services, NetSpend and International Services. In addition, it provides general purpose reloadable (GPR) prepaid and payroll cards, and alternative financial service solutions to the underbanked and other consumers. The Company’s Merchant Services segment provides third party processing services to merchant acquirers and Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) and financial institutions. The Company’s NetSpend segment is engaged in the provision and sale of prepaid access devices, such as its GPR prepaid debit cards. The Company’s services and solutions include Issuing Services, Acquiring Services, Prepaid Solutions and Merchant Solutions.
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