Alight (NYSE:ALIT – Get Rating) and Paysafe (NYSE:PSFE – Get Rating) are both IT and technology companies, but which is the best investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on valuation strength, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.
Valuation and benefits
This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Alight and Paysafe.
|Gross revenue||Price/sales ratio||Net revenue||Earnings per share||Price/earnings ratio|
|A light||$2.92 billion||1.69||-$60.00 million||($33.75)||-0.26|
|paysafe||$1.49 billion||1.33||-$110.95 million||N / A||N / A|
Alight has higher revenue and profit than Paysafe.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
66.9% of Alight shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 65.6% of Paysafe’s shares are held by institutional investors. 4.0% of Alight’s shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, endowments, and large fund managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Alight and Paysafe.
|Net margins||Return on equity||return on assets|
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Alight and Paysafe, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sales Ratings||Hold odds||Buy reviews||Strong buy odds||Rating|
Alight currently has a consensus price target of $15.33, indicating a potential upside of 74.84%. Paysafe has a consensus price target of $7.33, indicating a potential upside of 165.70%. Given Paysafe’s likely higher upside, analysts clearly think Paysafe is more favorable than Alight.
Volatility and risk
Alight has a beta of 0.33, indicating its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Paysafe has a beta of 1.61, indicating its stock price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Alight beats Paysafe on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Alight Company Profile (Get a rating)
Alight, Inc. operates as a cloud-based provider of integrated human capital and enterprise solutions worldwide. It operates through three segments: Employer Solutions, Professional Services and Hosted Enterprise. The company’s solutions enable employees to enrich their health, wealth and well-being, which helps organizations achieve a culture of high performance. It offers solutions for employers that include integrated benefits administration, healthcare navigation, financial health, employee wellness and payroll; and professional services, including cloud consulting and deployment offerings that provide human and financial capital platforms, as well as cloud consulting and deployment services, and optimization services for cloud platforms, such as Workday , SAP SuccessFactors, Oracle and Cornerstone OnDemand. Alight, Inc. was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois.
Paysafe Company Profile (Get a rating)
Paysafe Limited provides digital commerce solutions to online businesses, small and medium-sized merchants and consumers through its Paysafe network worldwide. The Company operates in two segments, US Acquiring and Digital Commerce. It provides PCI-compliant payment acceptance and transaction processing solutions for merchants and integrated service providers, including merchant acquiring, transaction processing, online solutions, fraud and risk management, data and analytics, and point-of-sale systems and merchant finance solutions under Paysafe. and the Petroleum Card Services brands. The company also offers digital wallet solutions under the Skrill and NETELLER brands; and bank payment solution under the Rapid Transfer brand. Additionally, it provides eCash solutions, such as Paysafecash, an eCash bill payment solution that allows users to shop online and then pay offline in cash to complete the transaction; paysafecard, a prepaid eCash solution; and the paysafecard prepaid Mastercard which can be linked to a paysafecard digital account and used to make purchases. Additionally, it offers integrated and e-commerce solutions for e-merchants and software-integrated merchants as part of integrated payment capabilities; an online toolkit that enables merchants and integrated software providers to develop and expand their online business presence; and a turnkey payment gateway solution that provides essential connectivity between online merchant sites and payment acceptance and transaction processing providers. Additionally, the Company manages and provides various connections to card processing networks, acquiring banks and transaction processors; and offers gateway connectivity, ? shopping cart, tokenization and encryption, fraud and risk management and support for payment alternatives, as well as integrations into e-commerce platforms and several alternative payment methods. Paysafe Limited is based in London, UK.
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