JG Wentworth (JGW) & SLM Corporation (SLM) Head to Head Review
JG Wentworth (NYSE: JGW) and SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares JG Wentworth and SLM Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SLM Corporation||$891.46 million||4.90||$267.56 million||$0.62||16.34|
SLM Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than JG Wentworth.
This table compares JG Wentworth and SLM Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for JG Wentworth and SLM Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
SLM Corporation has a consensus price target of $12.93, suggesting a potential upside of 27.63%. Given SLM Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe SLM Corporation is more favorable than JG Wentworth.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
98.4% of SLM Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of SLM Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
SLM Corporation beats JG Wentworth on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About JG Wentworth
The J.G. Wentworth Company is a diversified financial services company. The Company focuses on providing solutions to consumers in need of cash. The Company conducts its operations through two segments: Structured Settlements and Annuity Purchasing (Structured Settlements), and Home Lending. The Structured Settlements segment provides liquidity to individuals with various financial assets, such as structured settlements, annuities, and lottery winnings, by either purchasing these financial assets for a lump-sum payment, issuing installment obligations payable over time, or serving as a broker to other purchasers of those financial assets. The Home Lending segment is primarily engaged in retail lending, originating primarily Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Veterans Administration (VA) and conventional loans. The Structured Settlements segment operates with various brands, including J.G. Wentworth and Peachtree.
About SLM Corporation
SLM Corporation (Sallie Mae) is the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company. Sallie Mae offers products, which promote personal finance including private education loans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search, college financial planning tools, insurance, and online retail banking.
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