PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ: PYPL) and Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPLV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares PayPal Holdings and Paypal Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PayPal Holdings 12.82% 11.10% 4.87%
Paypal Holdings 13.11% 11.13% 4.79%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PayPal Holdings and Paypal Holdings’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PayPal Holdings $11.76 billion 6.13 $2.26 billion $1.25 47.98
Paypal Holdings N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

PayPal Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Paypal Holdings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for PayPal Holdings and Paypal Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PayPal Holdings 0 9 29 1 2.79
Paypal Holdings 0 1 3 0 2.75

PayPal Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $60.21, indicating a potential upside of 0.40%. Paypal Holdings has a consensus target price of $47.25, indicating a potential upside of 23.08%. Given Paypal Holdings’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Paypal Holdings is more favorable than PayPal Holdings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

81.5% of PayPal Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.0% of PayPal Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

PayPal Holdings beats Paypal Holdings on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PayPal Holdings

PayPal Holdings, Inc. is a technology platform and digital payments company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants. The Company’s combined payment solutions, including its PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom and Paydiant products, compose its Payments Platform. It operates a two-sided global technology platform that links its customers, both merchants and consumers, around the globe to facilitate the processing of payment transactions, allowing it to connect merchants and consumers. It allows its customers to use their account for both purchase and paying for goods, as well as to transfer and withdraw funds. It enables consumers to exchange funds with merchants using funding sources, which include bank account, PayPal account balance, PayPal Credit account, credit and debit card or other stored value products. It offers consumers person-to-person payment solutions through its PayPal Website and mobile application, Venmo and Xoom.

About Paypal Holdings

PayPal Holdings, Inc. is a technology platform and digital payments company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants. The Company’s combined payment solutions, including its PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom and Paydiant products, compose its Payments Platform. It operates a two-sided global technology platform that links its customers, both merchants and consumers, around the globe to facilitate the processing of payment transactions, allowing it to connect merchants and consumers. It allows its customers to use their account for both purchase and paying for goods, as well as to transfer and withdraw funds. It enables consumers to exchange funds with merchants using funding sources, which include bank account, PayPal account balance, PayPal Credit account, credit and debit card or other stored value products. It offers consumers person-to-person payment solutions through its PayPal Website and mobile application, Venmo and Xoom.

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