Reviewing Paya (PAYA) & Its Competitors

Paya (NASDAQ: PAYA) is one of 157 public companies in the “Holding & other investment offices” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Paya to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Paya and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Paya N/A -1.98% -0.03%
Paya Competitors -33.11% -38.75% -6.66%

Risk and Volatility

Paya has a beta of 0.02, meaning that its share price is 98% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Paya’s rivals have a beta of 0.01, meaning that their average share price is 99% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Paya and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Paya 0 0 2 0 3.00
Paya Competitors 81 160 135 4 2.16

Paya currently has a consensus target price of $15.00, suggesting a potential upside of 36.86%. As a group, “Holding & other investment offices” companies have a potential upside of 9.95%. Given Paya’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Paya is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

50.0% of Paya shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.0% of shares of all “Holding & other investment offices” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Paya shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.8% of shares of all “Holding & other investment offices” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Paya and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Paya N/A $4.28 million 60.89
Paya Competitors $997.45 million -$65.52 million 8.60

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

Summary

Paya beats its rivals on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About Paya

Paya Holdings Inc. provides integrated payment and commerce solutions that help customers accept and make payments, expedite receipt of money, and increase operating efficiency. The company process payments across credit/debit card, ACH, and checks. It serves customers through 2,000 distribution partners with focus on targeted verticals, such as healthcare, education, non-profit, government, utilities, and other B2B goods and services. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with additional offices in Reston, Virginia, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Dayton, Ohio, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and Dallas, Texas.

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