Comparing FIS (FIS) and Its Peers

FIS (NYSE: FIS) is one of 120 publicly-traded companies in the “Business services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare FIS to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

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This table compares FIS and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
FIS $9.12 billion $1.32 billion 22.10
FIS Competitors $2.38 billion $315.40 million 13.58

FIS has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. FIS is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares FIS and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FIS 14.46% 14.46% 6.00%
FIS Competitors 5.39% -51.24% 2.19%

Dividends

FIS pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. FIS pays out 29.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.1% and pay out 28.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

87.9% of FIS shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.5% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of FIS shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.7% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

FIS has a beta of 0.91, meaning that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FIS’s competitors have a beta of 0.66, meaning that their average stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for FIS and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FIS 0 3 10 0 2.77
FIS Competitors 709 3572 6963 273 2.59

FIS presently has a consensus target price of $105.50, indicating a potential upside of 7.98%. As a group, “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 2.84%. Given FIS’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe FIS is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

FIS beats its competitors on 12 of the 15 factors compared.

FIS Company Profile

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 provides capital markets, asset management, and insurance solutions, as well as banking and payments solutions to financial institutions, such as 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.

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