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WEX (WEX) vs. CardConnect Corp (NASDAQ:CCN) Critical Review

WEX (NYSE: WEX) and CardConnect Corp (NASDAQ:CCN) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy and valuation. Earnings and Valuation

This table compares WEX and CardConnect Corp’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
WEX £1.17 billion 3.79 £379.74 million £1.66 62.23
CardConnect Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

WEX has higher revenue and earnings than CardConnect Corp. Profitability This table compares WEX and CardConnect Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
WEX 6.09% 13.03% 3.23%
CardConnect Corp -1.00% N/A -3.75%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for WEX and CardConnect Corp, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
WEX 0 2 6 0 2.75
CardConnect Corp 0 2 4 0 2.67

WEX presently has a consensus target price of £120.86, suggesting a potential upside of 17.00%. CardConnect Corp has a consensus target price of £16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.31%. Given WEX’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe WEX is more favorable than CardConnect Corp.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

31.6% of CardConnect Corp shares are held by institutional investors.

0.9% of WEX shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 48.3% of CardConnect Corp shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary WEX beats CardConnect Corp on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks. About WEX

WEX logoWEX Inc. is a provider of corporate payment solutions. The Company operates through three segments: Fleet Solutions, Travel and Corporate Solutions, and Health and Employee Benefit Solutions. The Fleet Solutions segment provides customers with payment and transaction processing services designed for the needs of commercial and government fleets.

The Travel and Corporate Solutions segment focuses on the complex payment environment of business-to-business payments, providing customers with payment processing solutions for their corporate payment and transaction monitoring needs. The Health and Employee Benefit Solutions segment provides healthcare payment products and software as a service consumer directed platforms, as well as payroll related benefits to customers in Brazil. The United States operations include the Company and its subsidiaries WEX Bank, WEX FleetOne, Electronic Funds Source LLC and WEX Health.

About CardConnect Corp CardConnect Corp logoCardConnect Corp., formerly FinTech Acquisition Corp., is a holding company. The Company holds interests in CardConnect, LLC.

The Company is a provider of payment processing solutions to merchants throughout the United States. The Company’s segments include Merchant Acquiring Services and Other. The Company’s platform allows it to provide payment solutions, customer support and tools for its distribution partners and merchants.

Its solutions and services enable distribution partners to manage their business and for merchants to securely accept electronic payments. Its Merchant Acquiring services business involves providing end-to-end electronic payment processing services to merchants by facilitating the exchange of information and funds between them and cardholders’ financial institutions. It undertakes or facilitates through third parties, merchant set-up and training, transaction authorization, settlement, merchant funding, merchant assistance and support, and risk management.

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