WNS (NYSE:WNS) and Qiwi (NASDAQ:QIWI) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for WNS and Qiwi, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
WNS currently has a consensus price target of $61.60, suggesting a potential upside of 16.89%. Qiwi has a consensus price target of $18.33, suggesting a potential upside of 26.70%. Given Qiwi’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Qiwi is more favorable than WNS.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares WNS and Qiwi’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|WNS||$758.00 million||3.53||$86.43 million||$1.81||29.12|
|Qiwi||$363.00 million||2.43||$53.24 million||$1.04||13.91|
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.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
84.7% of WNS shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.9% of Qiwi shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk and Volatility
WNS has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Qiwi has a beta of 1.56, indicating that its share price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares WNS and Qiwi’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
WNS beats Qiwi on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
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.
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