Qiwi (NASDAQ:QIWI) and WNS (NYSE:WNS) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
29.3% of Qiwi shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.7% of WNS shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Qiwi and WNS, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Qiwi presently has a consensus target price of $18.33, suggesting a potential upside of 29.75%. WNS has a consensus target price of $61.60, suggesting a potential upside of 17.85%. Given Qiwi’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Qiwi is more favorable than WNS.
This table compares Qiwi and WNS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk and Volatility
Qiwi has a beta of 1.56, suggesting that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, WNS has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Qiwi and WNS’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Qiwi||$363.00 million||2.37||$53.24 million||$1.04||13.59|
|WNS||$758.00 million||3.50||$86.43 million||$1.81||28.88|
WNS has higher revenue and earnings than Qiwi. Qiwi is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than WNS, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
WNS beats Qiwi on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Qiwi Company Profile
Qiwi plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates electronic online payment systems primarily in the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Belarus, Romania, the United Arab Emirates, and internationally. The company offers payment services across online, mobile, and physical channels through a network of approximately 109,000 kiosks and 43,000 terminals that run its proprietary software. It also provides Qiwi Wallet, which is an online and mobile payment processing, and money transfer system that allows customers to pay for the products and services of merchants, as well as perform peer-to-peer money transfers through a virtual wallet; and Visa-branded prepaid cards. In addition, the company offers payment-by installments card systems under the SOVEST brand name; and value added services. Qiwi plc was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Nicosia, Cyprus.
WNS Company Profile
WNS (Holdings) Limited, a business process management company, together with its subsidiaries, provides data, voice, analytical, and business transformation services worldwide. It operates through two segments, WNS Global BPM and WNS Auto Claims BPM. The company offers industry-specific services to clients primarily in insurance; travel and leisure; diversified businesses, including manufacturing, retail, consumer packaged goods, media and entertainment, and telecommunication; utilities; consulting and professional services; healthcare; banking and financial services; and shipping and logistics industries. It also provides shared services, such as customer interaction, finance and accounting, research and analytics, technology, legal, and human resources outsourcing services. In addition, the company offers transformation services designed to help its clients to modify their business processes to enhance productivity, as well as manage changes in the business environment and leverage business knowledge to increase market competitiveness. Further, it provides claims handling and repair management services for automobile repairs through a network of third party repair centers; and a suite of accident management services, such as credit hire and credit repair. WNS (Holdings) Limited was founded in 1996 and is based in Mumbai, India.
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