Financial Analysis: Wins Finance (WINS) versus American Express (AXP)

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Wins Finance (NASDAQ:WINS) and American Express (NYSE:AXP) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

Wins Finance has a beta of 6.06, meaning that its share price is 506% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Express has a beta of 1.06, meaning that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

American Express pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Wins Finance does not pay a dividend. American Express pays out 26.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. American Express has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Wins Finance and American Express’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Wins Finance $100,000.00 7,539.20 $10.49 million N/A N/A
American Express $33.47 billion 2.76 $2.74 billion $5.87 18.45

American Express has higher revenue and earnings than Wins Finance.

Profitability

This table compares Wins Finance and American Express’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wins Finance N/A N/A N/A
American Express 9.51% 31.26% 3.41%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.2% of Wins Finance shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.0% of American Express shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of American Express shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Wins Finance and American Express, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Wins Finance 0 0 0 0 N/A
American Express 1 8 15 0 2.58

American Express has a consensus target price of $112.36, suggesting a potential upside of 3.77%. Given American Express’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe American Express is more favorable than Wins Finance.

Summary

American Express beats Wins Finance on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Wins Finance

Wins Finance Holdings Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides financing solutions for small and medium enterprises in the People's Republic of China. It provides financial guarantee and leasing services, as well as financial advisory, consultancy, and agency services in Jinzhong City, Shanxi Province, and Beijing. The company is headquartered in New York, New York. Wins Finance Holdings Inc. is a subsidiary of Freeman FinTech Corporation Limited.

About American Express

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. Consumer Services, International Consumer and Network Services, Global Commercial Services, and Global Merchant Services. The company's products and services include charge and credit card products, as well as other payment and financing products; network services; expense management products and services; travel-related services; and stored value/prepaid products. Its products and services also comprise merchant acquisition and processing, servicing and settlement, merchant financing, point-of-sale marketing, and information products and services for merchants; and fraud prevention services, as well as the design and operation of customer loyalty programs. The company sells its products and services to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations through online applications, direct mail, in-house teams, third-party vendors, and direct response advertising. American Express Company was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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