Contrasting Weyland Tech (OTCMKTS:WEYL) & Mastercard (OTCMKTS:MA)

Weyland Tech (OTCMKTS:WEYL) and Mastercard (NYSE:MA) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Weyland Tech and Mastercard, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Weyland Tech 0 0 0 0 N/A
Mastercard 0 4 25 0 2.86

Mastercard has a consensus price target of $326.85, suggesting a potential upside of 6.96%. Given Mastercard’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Mastercard is more favorable than Weyland Tech.

Profitability

This table compares Weyland Tech and Mastercard’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Weyland Tech -22.67% -77.96% -61.53%
Mastercard 46.75% 149.02% 28.77%

Risk & Volatility

Weyland Tech has a beta of 0.37, indicating that its stock price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mastercard has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Weyland Tech and Mastercard’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Weyland Tech $34.65 million 0.70 -$6.54 million N/A N/A
Mastercard $16.88 billion 18.17 $8.12 billion $7.77 39.33

Mastercard has higher revenue and earnings than Weyland Tech.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.0% of Mastercard shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.5% of Weyland Tech shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.8% of Mastercard shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Mastercard beats Weyland Tech on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Weyland Tech Company Profile

Weyland Tech Inc. provides e-commerce solutions and services that facilitate business-to-consumer and business-to-business transactions to small-medium-sized businesses and resellers. The company offers CreateApp platform to create a mobile application in Singapore, India, and the United States/Canada; and DIY App builder through a white label platform in European Union, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South China, Indonesia, North America, Thailand, the Philippines, and France. It has a strategic partnership with PT. Finnet Indonesia. The company was formerly known as Seratosa, Inc. and changed its name to Weyland Tech Inc. in September 2015. Weyland Tech Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

Mastercard Company Profile

Mastercard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services. The company offers integrated products and services for account holders, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, governments, and other organizations, such as programs that enable issuers to provide consumers with credits to defer payments; payment products and solutions that allow its customers to access funds in deposit and other accounts; prepaid payment programs and management services; and commercial payment products and solutions. It also provides value-added products and services comprising safety and security products, loyalty and reward programs, information and analytics services, consulting services, and issuer and acquirer processing services. The company offers payment solutions and services under the MasterCard, Maestro, and Cirrus brands. Mastercard Incorporated has a strategic alliance with Finexio; and a strategic partnership with Network International to develop electronic payments in Africa and the Middle East. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

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