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WEX (WEX) Competitors

$182.26
-2.46 (-1.33%)
(As of 05/29/2024 ET)

WEX vs. MMS, EXLS, WU, PAY, BR, GPN, CART, FOUR, TNET, and NVEI

Should you be buying WEX stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of WEX include Maximus (MMS), ExlService (EXLS), Western Union (WU), Paymentus (PAY), Broadridge Financial Solutions (BR), Global Payments (GPN), Maplebear (CART), Shift4 Payments (FOUR), TriNet Group (TNET), and Nuvei (NVEI). These companies are all part of the "business services, not elsewhere classified" industry.

WEX vs.

WEX (NYSE:WEX) and Maximus (NYSE:MMS) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, community ranking, media sentiment, analyst recommendations, profitability and dividends.

In the previous week, WEX had 5 more articles in the media than Maximus. MarketBeat recorded 8 mentions for WEX and 3 mentions for Maximus. Maximus' average media sentiment score of 1.60 beat WEX's score of 0.85 indicating that Maximus is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
WEX
4 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Maximus
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Very Positive

97.5% of WEX shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.2% of Maximus shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of WEX shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Maximus shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

WEX has a net margin of 10.21% compared to Maximus' net margin of 4.58%. WEX's return on equity of 30.92% beat Maximus' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
WEX10.21% 30.92% 3.93%
Maximus 4.58%18.02%7.67%

WEX received 52 more outperform votes than Maximus when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 65.78% of users gave Maximus an outperform vote while only 60.71% of users gave WEX an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
WEXOutperform Votes
496
60.71%
Underperform Votes
321
39.29%
MaximusOutperform Votes
444
65.78%
Underperform Votes
231
34.22%

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
WEX$2.55B3.00$266.60M$6.1529.64
Maximus$4.90B1.04$161.79M$3.8122.07

WEX presently has a consensus target price of $240.00, suggesting a potential upside of 31.68%. Maximus has a consensus target price of $102.00, suggesting a potential upside of 21.33%. Given WEX's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe WEX is more favorable than Maximus.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
WEX
0 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.54
Maximus
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50

WEX has a beta of 1.6, meaning that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Maximus has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

WEX beats Maximus on 13 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 WEX 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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WEX vs. The Competition

MetricWEXBusiness services IndustryBusiness SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$7.64B$17.44B$6.37B$17.46B
Dividend YieldN/A3.44%3.04%3.53%
P/E Ratio29.6437.3538.9725.51
Price / Sales3.003.07836.1810.12
Price / Cash9.8122.1827.2419.29
Price / Book4.304.664.555.82
Net Income$266.60M$490.95M$120.81M$975.72M
7 Day Performance-6.43%-2.56%-1.18%-1.95%
1 Month Performance-16.72%-0.23%0.28%1.12%
1 Year Performance7.66%8.82%6.49%21.80%

WEX Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MMS
Maximus
3.2707 of 5 stars
$87.17
+0.8%
$102.00
+17.0%
+4.7%$5.30B$4.90B22.8839,600Positive News
EXLS
ExlService
4.5384 of 5 stars
$31.14
+0.5%
$37.00
+18.8%
-1.7%$5.06B$1.63B28.7854,000Insider Selling
WU
Western Union
2.8464 of 5 stars
$12.95
-0.8%
$13.61
+5.1%
+8.4%$4.38B$4.36B7.669,000
PAY
Paymentus
3.2442 of 5 stars
$18.56
-0.3%
$19.06
+2.7%
+96.0%$2.30B$614.49M80.701,273Short Interest ↓
Positive News
BR
Broadridge Financial Solutions
4.2238 of 5 stars
$199.97
-0.2%
$206.67
+3.3%
+29.8%$23.63B$6.06B34.1214,700Short Interest ↑
Positive News
GPN
Global Payments
4.9936 of 5 stars
$107.36
0.0%
$149.11
+38.9%
+0.5%$27.40B$9.65B21.3027,000Analyst Upgrade
CART
Maplebear
4.0978 of 5 stars
$32.58
-1.0%
$41.05
+26.0%
N/A$8.68B$3.04B0.003,380
FOUR
Shift4 Payments
4.8089 of 5 stars
$67.86
-1.4%
$83.75
+23.4%
+2.6%$5.94B$2.56B45.543,030Positive News
TNET
TriNet Group
3.5437 of 5 stars
$104.49
+1.6%
$117.50
+12.5%
+17.5%$5.28B$4.92B17.133,600Positive News
NVEI
Nuvei
2.7725 of 5 stars
$32.17
-0.2%
$32.06
-0.3%
+1.2%$4.50B$1.19B-804.252,202

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This page (NYSE:WEX) was last updated on 5/30/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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