CBIZ (NYSE:CBZ) and EVO Payments (NASDAQ:EVOP) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares CBIZ and EVO Payments’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CBIZ||$855.34 million||1.45||$50.37 million||$0.87||25.82|
|EVO Payments||$504.75 million||3.72||-$40.24 million||N/A||N/A|
CBIZ has higher revenue and earnings than EVO Payments.
This table compares CBIZ and EVO Payments’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for CBIZ and EVO Payments, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
EVO Payments has a consensus price target of $23.75, suggesting a potential upside of 1.37%. Given EVO Payments’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe EVO Payments is more favorable than CBIZ.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
86.9% of CBIZ shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.2% of EVO Payments shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.2% of CBIZ shares are owned by company 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.
CBIZ beats EVO Payments on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
CBIZ Company Profile
CBIZ, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides professional business services, products, and solutions in the United States and Canada. It offers its services through three practice groups: Financial Services, Benefits and Insurance Services, and National Practices. The Financial Services practice group provides accounting and tax compliance and consulting, litigation support, federal and state governmental healthcare compliance, valuation services, real estate consulting, and internal audit outsourcing services. The Benefits and Insurance Services practice group offers group health benefits consulting and brokerage, property and casualty brokerage, employee benefits consulting, retirement plan advisory, payroll, human capital advisory, actuarial, life insurance, and other services. The National Practices practice group provides managed networking and hardware, and health care consulting services. The company primarily serves small and midsized businesses, as well as individuals, governmental entities, and not-for-profit enterprises. CBIZ, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
EVO Payments Company Profile
EVO Payments, Inc. operates as an integrated merchant acquirer and payment processor servicing approximately 525,000 merchants. The company processes approximately 900 million transactions in North America and approximately 1.7 billion transactions in Europe. Its payment and commerce solutions consist of gateway solutions, online fraud prevention and management reporting, online hosted payments page capabilities, security tokenization, and encryption solutions at the point-of-sale and online; dynamic currency conversion; loyalty offers; and other ancillary solutions. The company also offers processing capabilities for specific industries and provides merchants with recurring billing, multi-currency authorization, and settlement and cross-border processing. In addition, it provides other services that enable through technical integrations with third-party providers. EVO Payments, Inc. operates as an intermediary between merchants and card networks. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
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