Contrasting FleetCor Technologies (FLT) and ICTS International (ICTSF)

Contrasting FleetCor Technologies (FLT) and ICTS International (ICTSF)

FleetCor Technologies (NYSE:FLT) and ICTS International (OTCMKTS:ICTSF) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for FleetCor Technologies and ICTS International, as reported by MarketBeat.

FleetCor Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $236.56, suggesting a potential upside of 19.20%. Given FleetCor Technologies’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe FleetCor Technologies is more favorable than ICTS International.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares FleetCor Technologies and ICTS International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

FleetCor Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than ICTS International.

Profitability

This table compares FleetCor Technologies and ICTS International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Risk & Volatility

FleetCor Technologies has a beta of 1.51, meaning that its share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ICTS International has a beta of -0.61, meaning that its share price is 161% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.4% of FleetCor Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.4% of FleetCor Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 62.4% of ICTS International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

FleetCor Technologies beats ICTS International on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

FleetCor Technologies Company Profile

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. provides commercial payment solutions in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Australasia. The company offers fuel payment solutions to businesses and government entities that operate vehicle fleets, as well as to oil and leasing companies, and fuel marketers. Its fuel payment products are in the form of plastic cards, electronic RFID tags, and paper vouchers to purchase fuel, oil, vehicle maintenance supplies and services, and building supplies. The company also provides lodging payment solutions to businesses that have employees who travel overnight for work purposes. In addition, it offers electronic toll and parking payments products to businesses and consumers in the form of RFID tags affixed to vehicles' windshields; and prepaid paper vouchers as a means of payment on toll roads. Further, the company provides corporate payments solutions with vertical-specific applications, which enable its customers to manage and control electronic payments across their enterprise, optimize corporate spending, and offer innovative services that enhance employee efficiency and customer loyalty. Its primary corporate payments products include virtual cards, purchasing cards, travel and entertainment cards, payroll cards, and cross-border payment facilitation. Additionally, it offers gift card product management and processing services, such as card design, production and packaging, delivery and fulfillment, card and account management, transaction processing, promotion development and management, Website design and hosting, program analytics, and card distribution channel management. The company also provides vehicle maintenance, employee benefit payment, and long haul transportation-related services. The company markets its products and services through field sales, telesales, direct marketing, point-of-sale marketing, and the Internet. FleetCor Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Peachtree Corners, Georgia.

ICTS International Company Profile

ICTS International N.V., together with its subsidiaries, provides airport security and other aviation services in the United States, the Netherlands, Germany, and internationally. It operates through Airport Security and Other Aviation Services; and Technology segments. The company offers security consulting and security handling services, including security screening, checkpoint screening, hold baggage screening, X-ray operator training, and integrated services, as well as passengers security screening and cargo security services; various aviation security training programs and seminars; and aviation security consulting services in the areas of risk analysis, security concept development, security system design, implementation and assimilation, and security surveys and audits. Its security and other services also comprise limited security services, including charter flight screening for airlines, cargo and aircraft security screening, and aircraft search to detect dangerous objects; and non-security services comprising agent services, guard services, queue monitors assisting passengers before the checkpoint, aircraft cleaning, janitorial, ground service equipment maintenance, skycap passengers luggage, wheelchair attendant, and baggage handling services, as well as shuttle services to airline crews. In addition, the company develops and sells authentication security software to financial and other institutions, including passenger screening systems; I-Check document scan stand and tablet application; security airport realtime application, a tool that provides the missing link between HR and the operational daily business of running a security operation; realtime operational management; and front-end and back office identity document authentication management systems and onboarding automation service. ICTS International N.V. was founded in 1982 and is based in Haarlemmermeer, the Netherlands.

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