Reviewing Fiserv Inc. (FISV)’s and Its Competitors results

As Business Services company, Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) is competing with its rivals based on the institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Fiserv Inc. has 91.6% of its shares held by institutional investors vs. an average of 63.33% institutional ownership for its competitors. 0.2% of Fiserv Inc. shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.71% of all Business Services companies shares are held by company insiders.


On first table we have Fiserv Inc. and its rivals’ return on assets, return on equity and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fiserv Inc. 20.45% 44.10% 11.20%
Industry Average 9.07% 35.74% 7.70%

Earnings and Valuation

The following data compares Fiserv Inc. and its rivals’ top-line revenue, valuation and net income.

Net Income Gross Revenue Price/Earnings Ratio
Fiserv Inc. 1.19B 5.82B 29.41
Industry Average 146.63M 1.62B 41.13

Fiserv Inc. has lower P/E Ratio, but higher revenue than its competitors. With presently lower P/E ratio Fiserv Inc. is more affordable than its rivals.

Analyst Recommendations

Table 3 shows summary of current ratings for Fiserv Inc. and its rivals.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fiserv Inc. 0 2 10 2.83
Industry Average 1.10 2.46 3.04 2.59

Fiserv Inc. presently has a consensus target price of $90, suggesting a potential upside of 4.36%. The potential upside of the rivals is 60.79%. The analysts’ opionion based on the results shown earlier is that Fiserv Inc.’s rivals are looking more favorable than the company itself.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of Fiserv Inc. and its rivals.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Fiserv Inc. 1.56% 3.16% 7.75% 7.42% 20.6% 16.41%
Industry Average 4.68% 14.95% 21.19% 21.63% 42.35% 28.06%

For the past year Fiserv Inc.’s stock price has smaller growth than the average for its rivals.


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Fiserv Inc. are 1.1 and 1.1. Competitively, Fiserv Inc.’s competitors have 1.73 and 1.64 for Current and Quick Ratio. Fiserv Inc.’s competitors have better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Fiserv Inc.

Risk and Volatility

Fiserv Inc. is 17.00% less volatile than S&P 500 because the company has a beta of 0.83. In other hand, Fiserv Inc.’s rivals have beta of 1.26 which is 26.41% more volatile than S&P 500.


Fiserv Inc. does not pay a dividend.


Fiserv Inc.’s competitors beat on 5 of the 6 factors Fiserv Inc.

Fiserv, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services technology worldwide. The companyÂ’s Payments and Industry Products segment provides debit and credit card processing and services; electronic bill payment and presentment services; Internet and mobile banking software and services; person-to-person payment services; and other electronic payments software and services. This segment also offers card and print personalization services; investment account processing services for separately managed accounts; and fraud and risk management products and services. Its Financial Institution Services segment provides account processing services, item processing and source capture services, loan origination and servicing products, cash management and consulting services, and other products and services that support various types of financial transactions. This segment also offers a range of services, such as customization, business process outsourcing, education, consulting, and implementation services; and ACH, treasury management, source capture optimization, and enterprise cash and content management solutions, as well as case management and resolution services to the financial services industry. The company also provides document and payment card production and distribution, check processing and imaging, source capture systems, and lending and risk management products and services. Fiserv, Inc. serves banks, thrifts, credit unions, investment management firms, leasing and finance companies, retailers, merchants, mutual savings banks, and building societies. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

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