Contrasting Flywire (FLYW) and The Competition

Flywire (NASDAQ:FLYWGet Rating) is one of 226 public companies in the “Business services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Flywire to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Flywire and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Flywire $201.15 million -$28.08 million -39.96
Flywire Competitors $3.24 billion $428.85 million 15.69

Flywire’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Flywire. Flywire is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

76.1% of Flywire shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.8% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.9% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Flywire and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Flywire 0 1 9 1 3.00
Flywire Competitors 1397 6873 12223 347 2.55

Flywire presently has a consensus target price of $41.10, suggesting a potential upside of 114.29%. As a group, “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 55.82%. Given Flywire’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Flywire is more favorable than its competitors.


This table compares Flywire and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Flywire -13.72% -4.11% -3.22%
Flywire Competitors -15.48% -15.22% -6.55%


Flywire beats its competitors on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Flywire Company Profile (Get Rating)

Flywire Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a payment enablement and software company in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and internationally. Its payment platform and network, and vertical-specific software help clients to get paid and help their customers to pay. The company's platform facilitates payment flows across multiple currencies, payment types, and payment options; and provides direct connections to alternative payment methods, such as Alipay, Boleto, PayPal/Venmo, and Trustly. It serves education, healthcare, travel, and business to business organizations. Flywire Corporation was formerly known as peerTransfer Corporation and changed its name to Flywire Corporation in December 2016. Flywire Corporation was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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