Nsav (OTCMKTS:NSAV) versus Mastercard (OTCMKTS:MA) Critical Review

Nsav (OTCMKTS:NSAV) and Mastercard (NYSE:MA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Nsav has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mastercard has a beta of 1.08, suggesting that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

74.0% of Mastercard shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Nsav shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.8% of Mastercard shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nsav N/A N/A N/A
Mastercard 46.75% 149.02% 28.77%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Nsav and Mastercard, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

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

Mastercard has a consensus target price of $326.85, indicating a potential upside of 10.53%. Given Mastercard’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Mastercard is more favorable than Nsav.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nsav N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mastercard $16.88 billion 17.58 $8.12 billion $7.77 38.06

Mastercard has higher revenue and earnings than Nsav.

Summary

Mastercard beats Nsav on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Nsav

NSAV Holding, Inc., through its subsidiary, Global Distribution Corporation, markets and distributes supplement, wellness, and natural remedy products. It provides health and wellness products that include vitamin and mineral supplements, probiotics, and other nutraceuticals health supplements under the Nutra Horizon brand name. The company is headquartered in Cresco, Pennsylvania.

About Mastercard

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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