LexinFintech (NASDAQ: LX) is one of 32 public companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare LexinFintech to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation and risk.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares LexinFintech and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|LexinFintech||$857.97 million||$36.94 million||44.32|
|LexinFintech Competitors||$4.17 billion||$594.98 million||21.13|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
6.9% of LexinFintech shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.0% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.9% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares LexinFintech and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for LexinFintech and its peers, 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 107.86%. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 26.48%. Given LexinFintech’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe LexinFintech is more favorable than its peers.
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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