Comparing Evertec (NYSE:EVTC) & SciPlay (NYSE:SCPL)

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

Profitability

This table compares Evertec and SciPlay’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%
SciPlay N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Evertec and SciPlay’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Evertec $453.87 million 5.51 $86.27 million $1.70 20.46
SciPlay N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Evertec has higher revenue and earnings than SciPlay.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

78.8% of Evertec shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.6% of SciPlay shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Evertec shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Evertec and SciPlay, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Evertec 0 0 1 0 3.00
SciPlay 2 2 8 0 2.50

Evertec presently has a consensus price target of $36.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.48%. SciPlay has a consensus price target of $15.89, suggesting a potential upside of 50.58%. Given SciPlay’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe SciPlay is more favorable than Evertec.

Summary

Evertec beats SciPlay on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Evertec

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.

About SciPlay

SciPlay Corporation develops and publishes digital games on mobile and Web platforms. The company offers seven games, which include social casino games, such as Jackpot Party Casino, Gold Fish Casino, Hot Shot Casino, and Quick Hit Slots, as well as casual games comprising MONOPOLY Slots, Bingo Showdown, and 88 Fortunes Slots. It provides social casino games, such as slots-style game play, as well as table games-style game play; and casual games, which blend slots-style or bingo game play with adventure game features. The company was formerly known as SG Social Games Corporation and changed its name to SciPlay Corporation in March 2019. SciPlay Corporation was founded in 1997 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. SciPlay Corporation is a subsidiary of Scientific Games Corporation.

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