Curo Group (NYSE: CURO) and Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) are both financials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

15.8% of Interactive Brokers Group shares are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of Interactive Brokers Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Curo Group and Interactive Brokers Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Curo Group 0 0 5 0 3.00
Interactive Brokers Group 2 3 0 0 1.60

Curo Group currently has a consensus target price of $19.67, suggesting a potential upside of 27.13%. Interactive Brokers Group has a consensus target price of $44.40, suggesting a potential downside of 29.64%. Given Curo Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Curo Group is more favorable than Interactive Brokers Group.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Curo Group and Interactive Brokers Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Curo Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Interactive Brokers Group $1.48 billion 17.61 $84.00 million $1.16 54.40

Interactive Brokers Group has higher revenue and earnings than Curo Group.


Interactive Brokers Group pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Curo Group does not pay a dividend. Interactive Brokers Group pays out 34.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares Curo Group and Interactive Brokers Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Curo Group 3.83% 64.17% 5.23%
Interactive Brokers Group 5.29% 1.35% 0.14%


Curo Group beats Interactive Brokers Group on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Curo Group

CURO Group Holdings Corp. is a technology enabled and diversified consumer finance company. The Company operates in the United States under two principal brands, Speedy Cash and Rapid Cash, and Avio Credit. In the United Kingdom, the Company operates online as Wage Day Advance and Juo Loans. The Company has three reportable operating segments: the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Company offers a broad range of consumer finance products, including Unsecured Installment Loans, Secured Installment Loans, Open-End Loans and Single-Pay Loans.

About Interactive Brokers Group

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (IBG, Inc.) is a holding company. The Company is an automated global electronic broker and market maker specializing in routing orders, and executing and processing trades in securities, futures, foreign exchange instruments, bonds and mutual funds on over 120 electronic exchanges and market centers around the world and offering custody, prime brokerage, securities and margin lending services to customers. It operates in two segments: electronic brokerage and market making. It conducts its electronic brokerage business through its Interactive Brokers (IB) subsidiaries. It conducts its market making business through its Timber Hill (TH) subsidiaries. In the United States, it conducts its business from Greenwich, Connecticut and Chicago, Illinois. Outside the United States, it conducts business in Canada, England, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, China (Hong Kong and Shanghai), India, Australia and Japan.

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