WNS (NYSE:WNS) and International Money Express (NASDAQ:IMXI) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and risk.
Risk and Volatility
WNS has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Money Express has a beta of -0.2, suggesting that its stock price is 120% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
94.9% of WNS shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.5% of International Money Express shares are owned by institutional investors. 43.1% of International Money Express shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares WNS and International Money Express’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|WNS||$809.10 million||3.85||$105.43 million||$2.25||27.54|
|International Money Express||$273.90 million||2.11||-$7.24 million||($0.05)||-305.00|
WNS has higher revenue and earnings than International Money Express. International Money Express is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than WNS, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares WNS and International Money Express’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|International Money Express||0.56%||24.08%||4.02%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for WNS and International Money Express, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|International Money Express||0||1||5||0||2.83|
WNS currently has a consensus price target of $69.60, suggesting a potential upside of 12.31%. International Money Express has a consensus price target of $17.00, suggesting a potential upside of 11.48%. Given WNS’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe WNS is more favorable than International Money Express.
WNS beats International Money Express on 13 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
WNS Company Profile
WNS (Holdings) Limited, a business process management company, together with its subsidiaries, provides data, voice, analytical, and business transformation services worldwide. It operates through two segments, WNS Global BPM and WNS Auto Claims BPM. The company offers industry-specific services to clients primarily in insurance; travel and leisure; diversified businesses, including manufacturing, retail, consumer packaged goods, media and entertainment, and telecommunication; utilities; consulting and professional services; healthcare; banking and financial services; and shipping and logistics industries. It also provides shared services, such as customer interaction, finance and accounting, research and analytics, technology, legal, and human resources outsourcing services. In addition, the company offers transformation services designed to help its clients to modify their business processes to enhance productivity, as well as manage changes in the business environment and leverage business knowledge to increase market competitiveness. Further, it provides claims handling and repair management services for automobile repairs through a network of third party repair centers; and a suite of accident management services, such as credit hire and credit repair. WNS (Holdings) Limited was founded in 1996 and is based in Mumbai, India.
International Money Express Company Profile
International Money Express, Inc., through its subsidiary, operates as a money remittance services company in the United States, Latin America, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The company offers remittance services, including a suite of ancillary financial processing solutions and payment services. It provides services through sending and paying agents and company-operated stores, as well as through online and Internet-enabled mobile devices. The company was formerly known as FinTech Acquisition Corp. II. International Money Express, Inc. is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
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