PHH Corp (NYSE: PHH) and Navient Corp (NASDAQ:NAVIV) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

97.8% of PHH Corp shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.5% of PHH Corp shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PHH Corp and Navient Corp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PHH Corp $622.00 million 1.04 -$202.00 million ($5.10) -2.47
Navient Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Navient Corp has higher revenue, but lower earnings than PHH Corp.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for PHH Corp and Navient Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PHH Corp 0 2 1 0 2.33
Navient Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A

PHH Corp currently has a consensus target price of $15.83, indicating a potential upside of 25.46%.

Profitability

This table compares PHH Corp and Navient Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PHH Corp -55.15% -20.67% -7.37%
Navient Corp 31.91% 12.50% 0.38%

Summary

PHH Corp beats Navient Corp on 4 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PHH Corp

PHH Corporation is a standalone mortgage company. The Company provides outsourced mortgage banking services to a range of clients, including financial institutions and real estate brokers throughout the United States, and is focused on originating, selling, servicing and subservicing residential mortgage loans through its subsidiary, PHH Mortgage Corporation and its subsidiaries. It operates through two segments: Mortgage Production and Mortgage Servicing. The Mortgage Production segment provides mortgage loan origination services and sells mortgage loans. The Mortgage Servicing segment performs servicing activities for loans originated by the Company and mortgage servicing rights purchased from others, and acts as a subservicer for certain clients that own the underlying mortgage servicing rights. The Mortgage Production segment provides private label mortgage services to financial institutions and real estate brokers, and sources mortgage loans through its retail platform.

About Navient Corp

Navient Corporation provides asset management and business processing services to education, healthcare and government clients at the federal, state and local levels. The Company holds the portfolio of education loans insured or federally guaranteed under the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). It operates through four segments: FFELP Loans, Private Education Loans, Business Services and Other. It also holds the portfolio of Private Education Loans. It services its own portfolio of education loans, as well as education loans owned by the United States Department of Education (ED), financial institutions and nonprofit education lenders. It also provides business processing services to education-related clients, such as guaranty agencies and colleges and universities. It provides additional business processing services to a range of other clients, including federal agencies, state and local governments, healthcare systems and other healthcare providers and municipalities.

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