EVO Payments (NASDAQ:EVOP) and CBIZ (NYSE:CBZ) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares EVO Payments and CBIZ’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EVO Payments $504.75 million 3.72 -$40.24 million N/A N/A
CBIZ $855.34 million 1.45 $50.37 million $0.87 25.82

CBIZ has higher revenue and earnings than EVO Payments.


This table compares EVO Payments and CBIZ’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EVO Payments N/A N/A N/A
CBIZ 7.04% 10.99% 5.16%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for EVO Payments and CBIZ, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EVO Payments 0 6 3 0 2.33
CBIZ 0 0 2 0 3.00

EVO Payments currently has a consensus target price of $23.75, indicating a potential upside of 1.37%. Given EVO Payments’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe EVO Payments is more favorable than CBIZ.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

22.2% of EVO Payments shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.9% of CBIZ shares are held by institutional investors. 7.2% of CBIZ shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


CBIZ beats EVO Payments on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

EVO Payments Company Profile

EVO Payments, Inc. operates as an integrated merchant acquirer and payment processor servicing approximately 525,000 merchants. The company processes approximately 900 million transactions in North America and approximately 1.7 billion transactions in Europe. Its payment and commerce solutions consist of gateway solutions, online fraud prevention and management reporting, online hosted payments page capabilities, security tokenization, and encryption solutions at the point-of-sale and online; dynamic currency conversion; loyalty offers; and other ancillary solutions. The company also offers processing capabilities for specific industries and provides merchants with recurring billing, multi-currency authorization, and settlement and cross-border processing. In addition, it provides other services that enable through technical integrations with third-party providers. EVO Payments, Inc. operates as an intermediary between merchants and card networks. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

CBIZ Company Profile

CBIZ, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides professional business services, products, and solutions in the United States and Canada. It offers its services through three practice groups: Financial Services, Benefits and Insurance Services, and National Practices. The Financial Services practice group provides accounting and tax compliance and consulting, litigation support, federal and state governmental healthcare compliance, valuation services, real estate consulting, and internal audit outsourcing services. The Benefits and Insurance Services practice group offers group health benefits consulting and brokerage, property and casualty brokerage, employee benefits consulting, retirement plan advisory, payroll, human capital advisory, actuarial, life insurance, and other services. The National Practices practice group provides managed networking and hardware, and health care consulting services. The company primarily serves small and midsized businesses, as well as individuals, governmental entities, and not-for-profit enterprises. CBIZ, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

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