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MediaAlpha (MAX) Competitors

$18.80
+0.43 (+2.34%)
(As of 05/20/2024 ET)

MAX vs. PSFE, ADV, RPAY, CNDT, VVI, IMXI, LQDT, ACCD, FLYW, and SEZL

Should you be buying MediaAlpha stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of MediaAlpha include Paysafe (PSFE), Advantage Solutions (ADV), Repay (RPAY), Conduent (CNDT), Viad (VVI), International Money Express (IMXI), Liquidity Services (LQDT), Accolade (ACCD), Flywire (FLYW), and Sezzle (SEZL). These companies are all part of the "business services, not elsewhere classified" industry.

MediaAlpha vs.

Paysafe (NYSE:PSFE) and MediaAlpha (NYSE:MAX) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their community ranking, analyst recommendations, media sentiment, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

In the previous week, Paysafe had 16 more articles in the media than MediaAlpha. MarketBeat recorded 21 mentions for Paysafe and 5 mentions for MediaAlpha. MediaAlpha's average media sentiment score of 0.69 beat Paysafe's score of 0.08 indicating that Paysafe is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Paysafe
7 Very Positive mention(s)
5 Positive mention(s)
6 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
MediaAlpha
1 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Paysafe has a beta of 1.84, meaning that its stock price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MediaAlpha has a beta of 1.32, meaning that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

MediaAlpha received 2 more outperform votes than Paysafe when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 64.15% of users gave MediaAlpha an outperform vote while only 42.67% of users gave Paysafe an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
PaysafeOutperform Votes
32
42.67%
Underperform Votes
43
57.33%
MediaAlphaOutperform Votes
34
64.15%
Underperform Votes
19
35.85%

Paysafe has higher revenue and earnings than MediaAlpha. Paysafe is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MediaAlpha, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Paysafe$1.60B0.68-$20.25M-$0.22-81.32
MediaAlpha$403.17M3.07-$40.42M-$0.68-27.65

54.4% of Paysafe shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.4% of MediaAlpha shares are held by institutional investors. 11.5% of MediaAlpha shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Paysafe currently has a consensus price target of $22.01, suggesting a potential upside of 23.04%. MediaAlpha has a consensus price target of $22.00, suggesting a potential upside of 17.02%. Given MediaAlpha's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Paysafe is more favorable than MediaAlpha.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Paysafe
3 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.88
MediaAlpha
1 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.71

Paysafe has a net margin of -0.82% compared to Paysafe's net margin of -7.76%. MediaAlpha's return on equity of 15.26% beat Paysafe's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Paysafe-0.82% 15.26% 2.56%
MediaAlpha -7.76%N/A -21.56%

Summary

Paysafe beats MediaAlpha on 10 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding MAX and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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MAX vs. The Competition

MetricMediaAlphaBusiness services IndustryBusiness SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$1.24B$17.98B$6.54B$17.98B
Dividend YieldN/A3.42%2.73%3.43%
P/E Ratio-27.6538.3537.5226.31
Price / Sales3.074.971,113.5310.89
Price / CashN/A22.8425.0115.96
Price / Book-13.065.184.735.18
Net Income-$40.42M$465.83M$120.89M$974.43M
7 Day Performance-3.34%1.52%1.19%1.63%
1 Month Performance-1.26%3.62%5.03%6.56%
1 Year Performance181.86%11.23%8.92%23.64%

MediaAlpha Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
PSFE
Paysafe
1.7612 of 5 stars
$18.85
+20.3%
$21.20
+12.5%
+62.0%$1.15B$1.60B-57.123,200Gap Up
High Trading Volume
ADV
Advantage Solutions
0.1871 of 5 stars
$3.40
-0.6%
$3.43
+1.0%
+98.9%$1.09B$4.22B-48.5670,000
RPAY
Repay
3.1133 of 5 stars
$10.49
+1.8%
$10.50
+0.1%
+48.6%$1.07B$296.63M-10.70512Positive News
CNDT
Conduent
2.3151 of 5 stars
$3.87
-1.8%
$9.00
+132.6%
+5.6%$791.73M$3.72B-4.3059,000
VVI
Viad
1.7285 of 5 stars
$35.82
+1.0%
$44.33
+23.8%
+46.4%$756.88M$1.24B-94.264,035
IMXI
International Money Express
2.8325 of 5 stars
$20.81
+2.1%
$25.00
+20.1%
-13.6%$679.24M$658.73M12.461,110
LQDT
Liquidity Services
3.2212 of 5 stars
$19.23
+1.2%
$27.00
+40.4%
+27.1%$586.13M$314.46M29.59716
ACCD
Accolade
4.5551 of 5 stars
$7.36
+2.1%
$14.14
+92.2%
-29.0%$576.73M$414.29M-5.532,400Gap Up
FLYW
Flywire
4.1189 of 5 stars
$16.82
-2.3%
$31.29
+86.0%
-45.8%$2.07B$403.09M-152.901,200Positive News
SEZL
Sezzle
2.6488 of 5 stars
$70.60
-9.6%
N/AN/A$400.09M$171.66M30.97251Gap Up

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This page (NYSE:MAX) was last updated on 5/21/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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