Head-To-Head Survey: Worldpay (WP) vs. Its Competitors

Worldpay (NYSE: WP) is one of 98 public companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Worldpay to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.


This table compares Worldpay and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Worldpay 3.23% 52.03% 7.80%
Worldpay Competitors -19.46% -19.48% 1.39%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Worldpay and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Worldpay $4.03 billion $130.11 million 111.07
Worldpay Competitors $1.31 billion $103.31 million 1,406.31

Worldpay has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Worldpay is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Worldpay has a beta of 0.62, meaning that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Worldpay’s rivals have a beta of 1.11, meaning that their average stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

62.6% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Worldpay shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.1% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Worldpay and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Worldpay 0 5 27 1 2.88
Worldpay Competitors 734 2082 2816 72 2.39

Worldpay presently has a consensus target price of $83.74, indicating a potential downside of 0.79%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential upside of 3.72%. Given Worldpay’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Worldpay has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


Worldpay beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Worldpay

Worldpay, Inc., formerly Vantiv, Inc., is a holding company. The Company conducts its operations through its subsidiary, Vantiv Holding, LLC. The Company is a payment processor. The Company’s segments include Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. The Company offers a range of payment processing services that enable its clients to meet their payment processing needs through a single provider. The Company enables merchants to accept and process credit, debit and prepaid payments, and provide them supporting value-added services, such as security solutions and fraud management, information solutions and interchange management. It also provides payment services to financial institutions, such as card issuer processing, payment network processing, fraud protection, card production, prepaid program management, automated teller machine (ATM) driving and network gateway and switching services.

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