Evertec (NYSE:EVTC) and GTY Technology (NASDAQ:GTYH) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Evertec and GTY Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Evertec 20.62% 58.35% 13.88%
GTY Technology N/A -22.48% -14.13%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Evertec and GTY Technology’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Evertec $453.87 million 5.59 $86.27 million $1.70 20.76
GTY Technology N/A N/A $1.80 million N/A N/A

Evertec has higher revenue and earnings than GTY Technology.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Evertec and GTY Technology, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Evertec 0 0 1 0 3.00
GTY Technology 0 1 1 0 2.50

Evertec presently has a consensus target price of $36.00, indicating a potential upside of 1.98%. GTY Technology has a consensus target price of $8.50, indicating a potential upside of 26.11%. Given GTY Technology’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe GTY Technology is more favorable than Evertec.

Risk & Volatility

Evertec has a beta of 0.73, meaning that its share price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GTY Technology has a beta of -0.26, meaning that its share price is 126% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

78.8% of Evertec shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.8% of GTY Technology shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Evertec shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 24.7% of GTY Technology shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Evertec beats GTY Technology on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Evertec Company Profile

EVERTEC, Inc. engage in transaction processing business serving financial institutions, merchants, corporations, and government agencies in Latin America and the Caribbean. The company operates in four segments: Payment Services – Puerto Rico & Caribbean; Payment Services – Latin America; Merchant Acquiring; and Business Solutions. It provides merchant acquiring services, which enable point of sales and e-commerce merchants to accept and process electronic methods of payment, such as debit, credit, prepaid, and electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards. The company also offers payment processing services that enable financial institutions and other issuers to manage, support, and facilitate the processing for credit, debit, prepaid, automated teller machines and EBT card programs; credit and debit card processing, authorization and settlement, and fraud monitoring and control services to debit or credit issuers; and EBT services. In addition, it provides business process management solutions comprising core bank processing, network hosting and management, IT consulting services, business process outsourcing, item and cash processing, and fulfillment solutions to financial institutions, and corporate and government customers. The company manages a system of electronic payment networks that process approximately two billion transactions. It sells and distributes its services primarily through a proprietary direct sales force. The company was formerly known as Carib Latam Holdings, Inc. EVERTEC, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

GTY Technology Company Profile

GTY Technology Holdings Inc. provides cloud-based suite of solutions for state and local governments in North America. The company develops software technologies for the procurement and vendor or supplier sourcing industry in government, public sector, and various highly-regulated commercial vertical markets; content, digital, and integrated payment services via a software-as-a-service platform for government agencies and utility companies. It also develops cloud-based grants management and cost allocation software for state, local, and tribal governments; software to streamline municipal permissions and licenses; budgeting software, performance management, and transparency and data visualization solutions; and public sector budgeting and consulting services. GTY Technology Holdings Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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