Critical Survey: EVO Payments (NASDAQ:EVOP) & Janel (NASDAQ:JANL)

EVO Payments (NASDAQ:EVOP) and Janel (OTCMKTS:JANL) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares EVO Payments and Janel’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EVO Payments $564.75 million 4.43 -$14.71 million ($1.48) -20.64
Janel $77.77 million 0.07 $720,000.00 N/A N/A

Janel has lower revenue, but higher earnings than EVO Payments.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for EVO Payments and Janel, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EVO Payments 1 5 3 0 2.22
Janel 0 0 0 0 N/A

EVO Payments presently has a consensus target price of $27.38, suggesting a potential downside of 10.34%. Given EVO Payments’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe EVO Payments is more favorable than Janel.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

39.0% of EVO Payments shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.7% of Janel shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares EVO Payments and Janel’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EVO Payments -3.65% -0.36% 0.19%
Janel N/A N/A N/A

Summary

EVO Payments beats Janel on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

EVO Payments Company Profile

EVO Payments, Inc. operates as an integrated merchant acquirer and payment processor servicing approximately 550,000 merchants. The company processes approximately 950 million transactions in North America and approximately 2.1 billion transactions in Europe. Its payment and commerce solutions consist of gateway solutions, online fraud prevention and management reporting, online hosted payments page capabilities, security tokenization, and encryption solutions at the point-of-sale and online; dynamic currency conversion; loyalty offers; and other ancillary solutions. The company also offers processing capabilities for specific industries and provides merchants with recurring billing, multi-currency authorization and settlement, and cross-border processing. In addition, it provides other services that enable through technical integrations with third-party providers. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Janel Company Profile

Janel Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides logistics services worldwide. The company's freight forwarding services include arrangement of freight forwarding by air, ocean, and ground; warehousing; destination handling; and distribution and other logistics management services. Its customs brokerage services comprise clearance of shipments through government customs regimes, such as preparing required documentation; calculating and providing for payment of duties; and other services on behalf of customers, as well as arranging required inspections and final delivery. The company also offers customs entry filing; cargo insurance procurement; logistics planning; product repackaging; online shipment tracking; and other value-added logistics services. In addition, it manufactures and distributes industrial mixing equipment for industries, including chemicals, inks, paints, construction, plastics, adhesives, cosmetics, food, and pharmaceuticals. The company was formerly known as Janel World Trade Ltd. and changed its name to Janel Corporation in April 2015. Janel Corporation was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Lynbrook, New York.

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