Flywire (FLYW) versus The Competition Head-To-Head Analysis

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

Insider & Institutional 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 company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings 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 1401 6881 12230 348 2.55

Flywire currently has a consensus price target of $41.10, indicating a potential upside of 135.94%. As a group, “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 58.56%. Given Flywire’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Flywire is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Flywire and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Flywire $201.15 million -$28.08 million -36.29
Flywire Competitors $3.24 billion $428.85 million 15.96

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.

Profitability

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%

Summary

Flywire beats its competitors 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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