Reviewing First Data Corporation (FDC)’s and PFSweb Inc. (NASDAQ:PFSW)’s results

First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) and PFSweb Inc. (NASDAQ:PFSW) compete against each other in the Business Services sector. We will contrast them and contrast their institutional ownership, earnings and valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
First Data Corporation 8.68B 2.70 1000.00M 1.51 11.73
PFSweb Inc. 266.51M 0.42 1.52M 0.71 8.06

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share (EPS), top-line revenue and valuation of First Data Corporation and PFSweb Inc. PFSweb Inc. is observed to has lower revenue and earnings than First Data Corporation. When business has higher P/E means it is more expensive than its counterpart currently. First Data Corporation’s currently higher P/E ratio means it is more expensive than PFSweb Inc.


Table 2 provides us the net margins, return on assets and return on equity of both businesses.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Data Corporation 11.52% 50.6% 3.9%
PFSweb Inc. 0.57% 3.6% 0.9%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Roughly 95.9% of First Data Corporation shares are held by institutional investors while 60.2% of PFSweb Inc. are owned by institutional investors. First Data Corporation’s share held by insiders are 2.8%. Insiders Comparatively, held 0.2% of PFSweb Inc. shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
First Data Corporation -7.23% -9.69% -29.65% -13.57% 7.27% 5.92%
PFSweb Inc. -6.5% -20.69% -34.81% -46.16% -22.82% -22.61%

For the past year First Data Corporation has 5.92% stronger performance while PFSweb Inc. has -22.61% weaker performance.


On 13 of the 13 factors First Data Corporation beats PFSweb Inc.

First Data Corporation provides electronic commerce solutions for merchants, financial institutions, and card issuers worldwide. It operates through three segments: Global Business Solutions, Global Financial Solutions, and Network & Security Solutions. The Global Business Solutions segment offers retail point-of-sale merchant acquiring and e-commerce services; and mobile payment services and Webstore-in-a-box solutions, as well as its cloud-based Clover point-of-sale operating system, which includes a marketplace for proprietary and third-party business applications. The Global Financial Solutions segment provides credit solutions for bank and non-bank issuers, such as credit and retail private-label card processing solutions; and licensed financial software systems, such as VisionPLUS bank processing application and lending solutions. This segment also offers a suite of related services comprising card personalization and embossing, statement printing, client service, and remittance processing services to financial institutions. The Network & Security Solutions segment offers a range of value-added solutions that include electronic funds transfer network solutions, such as debit card processing solutions; stored value network solutions; and gift solutions, and security and fraud solutions. This segment also supports online and mobile banking, and its business supporting mobile wallets. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

PFSweb, Inc. provides omni-channel commerce solutions in the United States, Europe, Canada, and India. It operates through two segments, PFSweb, and Business and Retail Connect. The company offers strategic commerce consulting services, including commerce strategy, digital opportunity audit, organizational/operational readiness, omni-channel consulting, and platform evaluation/selection services; and agency services, such as LiveArea, digital strategy, design, user experience, interactive development, SEO and paid search, affiliate marketing, conversion optimization, storefront management, email marketing, and digital analytics. It also provides technology services comprising direct-to-consumer e-commerce, e-commerce development, platform support, quality assurance, and training services. In addition, the company offers order fulfillment services, including distribution facilities and infrastructure, facility operations and management, kitting and assembly, and product management and inspection; customer care services comprising customer service application, customer assistance, quality monitoring, and customer self-help; and financial services consisting of business-to-business and direct-to-consumer financial management services. Further, it provides technology ecosystem services, such as order management interfaces, product content management, technology collaboration, and information management services. The company serves clients in various industries, such as fashion apparel and accessories, fragrance and beauty products, consumer packaged goods, home furnishings and housewares, collectibles, and toys and technology products. PFSweb, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Allen, Texas.

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