Contrasting of Emerald Expositions Events Inc. (EEX) and Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN)

As Business Services companies, Emerald Expositions Events Inc. (NYSE:EEX) and Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) are our subject to compare. And more specifically their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Emerald Expositions Events Inc. 355.20M 2.97 105.20M 0.70 17.54
Global Payments Inc. 3.54B 5.49 618.80M 2.89 35.96

In table 1 we can see Emerald Expositions Events Inc. and Global Payments Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Global Payments Inc. is observed to has higher revenue and earnings than Emerald Expositions Events Inc. The company that is more affordable between the two has a lower P/E ratio. Emerald Expositions Events Inc. is trading at a lower P/E ratio than Global Payments Inc., indicating that it is presently more affordable of the two stocks.


Table 2 provides Emerald Expositions Events Inc. and Global Payments Inc.’s return on equity, return on assets and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Emerald Expositions Events Inc. 29.62% 13.2% 6.3%
Global Payments Inc. 17.48% 15.9% 4.8%


Emerald Expositions Events Inc.’s Current Ratio is 0.6 while its Quick Ratio is 0.6. On the competitive side is, Global Payments Inc. which has a 1 Current Ratio and a 1 Quick Ratio. Global Payments Inc. is better positioned to pay off short and long-term obligations compared to Emerald Expositions Events Inc.


Emerald Expositions Events Inc. pays out its dividends annually at $0.28 per share and 1.97% dividend yield. On the other side, $0.04 per share with a dividend yield of 0.03% for Global Payments Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

Emerald Expositions Events Inc. and Global Payments Inc. Ratings and Recommendations are available on the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Emerald Expositions Events Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Global Payments Inc. 1 1 6 2.75

On the other hand, Global Payments Inc.’s potential upside is 6.14% and its consensus price target is $130.29.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.6% are Emerald Expositions Events Inc.’s share owned by insiders. Competitively, Global Payments Inc. has 0.7% of it’s share owned by insiders.


In this table we show 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)
Emerald Expositions Events Inc. 4.79% 0.16% -21.41% -41.34% -41.95% -39.72%
Global Payments Inc. -7.17% -9.78% -17.35% -11.16% 4.64% 3.54%

For the past year Emerald Expositions Events Inc. had bearish trend while Global Payments Inc. had bullish trend.


Global Payments Inc. beats on 12 of the 16 factors Emerald Expositions Events Inc.

Emerald Expositions Events, Inc. operates business-to-business (B2B) trade shows in the United States. The company operates trade shows in various industry sectors, including gift, home and general merchandise; sports; design and construction; technology; jewelry; and others comprising photography, food, healthcare, industrials, and military. It also operates additional events across various formats, such as B2B conferences, business-to-consumer events, summits, awards, and luxury private sales. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, California.