Financial Survey: QuinStreet (NASDAQ:QNST) and Flywire (NASDAQ:FLYW)

Flywire (NASDAQ:FLYWGet Free Report) and QuinStreet (NASDAQ:QNSTGet Free Report) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Flywire and QuinStreet, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Flywire 0 2 11 1 2.93
QuinStreet 0 2 3 0 2.60

Flywire currently has a consensus price target of $34.92, suggesting a potential upside of 73.32%. QuinStreet has a consensus price target of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 31.69%. Given Flywire’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Flywire is more favorable than QuinStreet.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Flywire and QuinStreet’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Flywire $289.38 million 8.45 -$39.35 million ($0.11) -183.17
QuinStreet $580.62 million 1.14 -$68.87 million ($1.38) -8.80

Flywire has higher earnings, but lower revenue than QuinStreet. Flywire is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than QuinStreet, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

92.6% of Flywire shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.8% of QuinStreet shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of Flywire shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.3% of QuinStreet shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Flywire has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QuinStreet has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Flywire and QuinStreet’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Flywire -2.92% -1.96% -1.51%
QuinStreet -13.35% -29.48% -20.49%

Summary

Flywire beats QuinStreet on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Flywire

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Flywire Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a payments enablement and software company in the United States and internationally. Its payment platform and network, and vertical-specific software help clients to get paid and help their customers to pay. The company's platform facilitates payment flows across multiple currencies, payment types, and payment options; and provides direct connections to alternative payment methods, such as Alipay, Boleto, PayPal/Venmo, and Trustly. It serves education, healthcare, travel, and business to business organizations. The company was formerly known as peerTransfer Corporation and changed its name to Flywire Corporation in December 2016. Flywire Corporation was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

About QuinStreet

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QuinStreet, Inc., an online performance marketing company, provides customer acquisition services for its clients in the United States and internationally. The company offers online marketing services, such as qualified clicks, leads, calls, applications, and customers through its websites or third-party publishers. It serves financial and home services industries. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Foster City, California.

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