PFSweb (NASDAQ:PFSW) and QIWI (NASDAQ:QIWI) Head to Head Comparison

QIWI (NASDAQ:QIWIGet Rating) and PFSweb (NASDAQ:PFSWGet Rating) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for QIWI and PFSweb, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QIWI 0 2 0 0 2.00
PFSweb 0 0 1 0 3.00

PFSweb has a consensus price target of $13.00, indicating a potential upside of 14.54%. Given PFSweb’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe PFSweb is more favorable than QIWI.


This table compares QIWI and PFSweb’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QIWI 37.08% 28.48% 13.28%
PFSweb 47.57% -11.57% -4.32%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares QIWI and PFSweb’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
QIWI $585.30 million 0.61 $124.79 million $3.45 1.64
PFSweb $342.51 million 0.73 -$5.50 million $6.85 1.66

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

13.8% of QIWI shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.3% of PFSweb shares are held by institutional investors. 8.4% of PFSweb shares are held by company 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.

Volatility & Risk

QIWI has a beta of 0.8, suggesting that its stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PFSweb has a beta of 1.73, suggesting that its stock price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500.


PFSweb beats QIWI on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

QIWI Company Profile (Get Rating)

Qiwi plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates electronic online payment systems primarily in the Russia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Belarus, Romania, the United Arab Emirates, and internationally. It operates through Payment Services, Consumer Financial Services, and Rocketbank segments. The company offers payment services across online, mobile, and physical channels through a network of approximately 94,000 kiosks and 19,000 terminals that run its proprietary software. It also provides Qiwi Wallet, which is an online and mobile payment processing, and money transfer system that allows customers to pay for the products and services of merchants, as well as perform peer-to-peer money transfers through a virtual wallet; and Visa-branded prepaid cards. In addition, the company offers payment-by installments card systems under the SOVEST brand name; and value added services. Further, it provides digital banking services to retail customers under the Rocketbank name; and to small and medium businesses under the Tochka name. Qiwi plc was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Nicosia, Cyprus.

PFSweb Company Profile (Get Rating)

PFSweb, Inc. engages in the provision of global commerce solutions. It operates through the LiveArea Professional Services and PFS Operations segments. The LiveArea Professional Services segment supports, develops, and improves the digital shopping experience, including eCommerce strategy and consulting, omni-channel experience design, digital marketing, data strategy, and technology services. The PFS Operations segment offers its services to support and improve the physical and post-click experience, such as logistics and fulfillment, customer care and order to cash service, and distributed order orchestration and payment services. The company was founded by Mark C. Layton in 1994 and is headquartered in Allen, TX.

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