Financial Comparison: Flywire (FLYW) & Its Competitors

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

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, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Flywire and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Flywire 0 1 9 1 3.00
Flywire Competitors 1397 6874 12226 347 2.55

Flywire currently has a consensus target price of $41.10, suggesting a potential upside of 120.49%. As a group, “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 54.66%. Given Flywire’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Flywire is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Flywire and its peers’ 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%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Flywire $201.15 million -$28.08 million -38.85
Flywire Competitors $3.24 billion $428.85 million 16.32

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

Summary

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

About Flywire (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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