Head-To-Head Analysis: LexinFintech (LX) and Its Peers
LexinFintech (NASDAQ: LX) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare LexinFintech to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
6.9% of LexinFintech shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.8% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.4% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares LexinFintech and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for LexinFintech and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
LexinFintech currently has a consensus price target of $20.27, indicating a potential upside of 118.16%. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 26.75%. Given LexinFintech’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe LexinFintech is more favorable than its competitors.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares LexinFintech and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|LexinFintech||$857.97 million||$36.94 million||42.23|
|LexinFintech Competitors||$4.31 billion||$615.35 million||16.03|
LexinFintech’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than LexinFintech. LexinFintech is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
LexinFintech Company Profile
LexinFintech Holdings Ltd., through its subsidiaries, operates as an online consumer finance platform for young adults in the People's Republic of China. The company operates Fenqile, an online consumer finance platform that offers personal installment loans, installment purchase loans, and other loan products, as well as Le Card credit line. It also matches customer loans with diversified funding sources, including individual investors on its Juzi Licai online investment platform, institutional funding partners in its direct lending programs, and investors of its asset-backed securities. The company was formerly known as Staging Finance Holding Ltd. and changed its name to LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. in March 2017. LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.
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