Contrasting PagSeguro Digital (PAGS) and Its Peers

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

Institutional and 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares PagSeguro Digital and its rivals’ 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%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for PagSeguro Digital and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PagSeguro Digital 0 2 4 0 2.67
PagSeguro Digital Competitors 150 773 1117 17 2.49

PagSeguro Digital currently has a consensus target price of $33.83, suggesting a potential upside of 4.52%. As a group, “Transaction & Payment Services” companies have a potential upside of 10.24%. Given PagSeguro Digital’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe PagSeguro Digital has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares PagSeguro Digital and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PagSeguro Digital $326.37 million $36.46 million 98.09
PagSeguro Digital Competitors $2.41 billion $254.60 million 833.66

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


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

PagSeguro Digital Company Profile

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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