Hexindai (HX) and Its Rivals Critical Review
Hexindai (NASDAQ: HX) is one of 38 public companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Hexindai to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and risk.
Risk and Volatility
Hexindai has a beta of 1.19, suggesting that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hexindai’s rivals have a beta of 1.63, suggesting that their average stock price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Hexindai and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 33.56%. Given Hexindai’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hexindai has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
This table compares Hexindai and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Hexindai and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hexindai||$107.26 million||$65.48 million||1.76|
|Hexindai Competitors||$37.01 billion||$866.23 million||9.08|
Hexindai’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Hexindai. Hexindai is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
4.1% of Hexindai shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.3% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.0% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Hexindai pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.4%. Hexindai pays out 18.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.3% and pay out 29.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Hexindai is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Hexindai rivals beat Hexindai on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
Hexindai Inc. operates a consumer lending marketplace that facilitates loans in China. It primarily focuses on facilitating medium-sized credit loans. The company provides borrowers a range of products based on customer segmentation data and tailored to the specific needs of the emerging middle class; and investors various types of investment products. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.
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