Lesaka Technologies (NASDAQ:LSAK) vs. First Pacific (OTCMKTS:FPAFY) Head-To-Head Comparison

First Pacific (OTCMKTS:FPAFYGet Rating) and Lesaka Technologies (NASDAQ:LSAKGet Rating) are both small-cap multi-sector conglomerates 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares First Pacific and Lesaka Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
First Pacific $7.13 billion 0.23 $201.60 million N/A N/A
Lesaka Technologies $130.79 million 2.60 -$38.06 million ($0.48) -11.96

First Pacific has higher revenue and earnings than Lesaka Technologies.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of First Pacific shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.1% of Lesaka Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of Lesaka Technologies 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for First Pacific and Lesaka Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Pacific 0 0 0 0 N/A
Lesaka Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility & Risk

First Pacific has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lesaka Technologies has a beta of 1.16, suggesting that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares First Pacific and Lesaka Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Pacific N/A N/A N/A
Lesaka Technologies -20.01% -10.59% -6.28%


First Pacific beats Lesaka Technologies on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About First Pacific

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First Pacific Company Limited, an investment management and holding company, engages in the consumer food products, telecommunications, infrastructure, and natural resources businesses in the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. The company offers a range of telecommunications and digital services, including fiber optic backbone, and fixed line and mobile networks. It also manufactures and distributes a range of food products, including noodles, dairy products, snack foods, food seasonings, nutrition and special foods, beverages, wheat flour, and pasta; breeds seeds; cultivates oil palm, rubber, sugar cane, and other crops; and offers cooking oils, margarines, and shortenings. In addition, the company explores for, mines, and produces gold, copper, and silver; and produces sugar and ethanol. Further, it is involved in the operation of gas-fired power plant; provision of water distribution, sewerage, and sanitation services; and operation of toll roads, hospitals, and rail lines, as well as provision of logistics services. First Pacific Company Limited was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Central, Hong Kong.

About Lesaka Technologies

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Lesaka Technologies, Inc., a financial technology company, provides fintech products and services to unbanked and underbanked individuals and small businesses primarily in South Africa and internationally. The company develops payment technologies to offers financial and value -added services to its customers. It operates through three segments: Processing, Financial services, and Technology. The Processing segment provides transaction processing services that involve the collection, transmittal, and retrieval of all transaction data to its customers. The Financial services segment includes activities related to the provision of financial services to customers, including bank accounts, loans, and life insurance products. This segment also offers short-term loans to customers. The Technology segment sells hardware, such as point of sale devices, SIM cards, and other consumables; and licenses right to use certain technology developed by the company, as well as offers related technology services. The company was formerly known as Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to Lesaka Technologies, Inc. in May 2022. Lesaka Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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