LexinFintech (LX) & Its Rivals Financial Survey

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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

LexinFintech’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than LexinFintech. LexinFintech is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

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.

Profitability

This table compares LexinFintech and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LexinFintech N/A N/A N/A
LexinFintech Competitors 21.10% -55.74% -6.66%

Analyst Ratings

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 0 1 2 0 2.67
LexinFintech Competitors 197 791 1027 49 2.45

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.

About LexinFintech

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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