Fidelity National Information Servcs (NYSE:FIS) and International Monetary Systems (OTCMKTS:ITNM) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
90.2% of Fidelity National Information Servcs shares are held by institutional investors. 2.1% of Fidelity National Information Servcs shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 71.3% of International Monetary Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Fidelity National Information Servcs and International Monetary Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Fidelity National Information Servcs||0||2||11||1||2.93|
|International Monetary Systems||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Fidelity National Information Servcs currently has a consensus target price of $125.30, indicating a potential upside of 12.29%. Given Fidelity National Information Servcs’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Fidelity National Information Servcs is more favorable than International Monetary Systems.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Fidelity National Information Servcs and International Monetary Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Fidelity National Information Servcs||$8.42 billion||4.28||$846.00 million||$5.23||21.33|
|International Monetary Systems||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Fidelity National Information Servcs has higher revenue and earnings than International Monetary Systems.
Risk & Volatility
Fidelity National Information Servcs has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Monetary Systems has a beta of -0.4, indicating that its share price is 140% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Fidelity National Information Servcs and International Monetary Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Fidelity National Information Servcs||10.06%||16.71%||7.25%|
|International Monetary Systems||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Fidelity National Information Servcs pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. International Monetary Systems does not pay a dividend. Fidelity National Information Servcs pays out 26.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Fidelity National Information Servcs has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
Fidelity National Information Servcs beats International Monetary Systems on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Fidelity National Information Servcs
Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. operates as a financial services technology company in the United States and internationally. It operates through Integrated Financial Solutions and Global Financial Solutions segments. The Integrated Financial Solutions segment offers core processing and ancillary applications; digital solutions, including Internet, mobile, and e-banking; fraud, risk management, and compliance solutions; electronic funds transfer and network services; card and retail solutions; corporate liquidity and wealth management services; item processing and output services; government payments solutions; and e-payment solutions. The Global Financial Solutions segment securities processing and finance, global trading, asset management and insurance, and retail banking and payment services. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
About International Monetary Systems
International Monetary Systems, Ltd. through its subsidiaries, owns, manages, and operates trade exchanges and other related businesses in the United States and Canada. Trade exchanges or barter networks are financial service firms, which permit companies and individuals to exchange goods and services utilizing an electronic currency, trade dollars'. It serves approximately 15,000 barter customers. International Monetary Systems, Ltd. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in New Berlin, Wisconsin.
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