Reviewing Navient Corp (NAVIV) and The Competition

Navient Corp (NASDAQ: NAVIV) is one of 28 public companies in the “Consumer Lending” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Navient Corp to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Navient Corp has a beta of 2.35, indicating that its stock price is 135% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Navient Corp’s rivals have a beta of 1.53, indicating that their average stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Navient Corp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navient Corp 31.91% 12.50% 0.38%
Navient Corp Competitors -28.73% -17.40% 0.49%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Navient Corp and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Navient Corp N/A N/A 6.71
Navient Corp Competitors $3.13 billion $433.42 million 54.80

Navient Corp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Navient Corp. Navient Corp 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Navient Corp and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navient Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Navient Corp Competitors 167 684 1070 52 2.51

As a group, “Consumer Lending” companies have a potential upside of 29.85%. Given Navient Corp’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Navient Corp has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

77.8% of shares of all “Consumer Lending” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.2% of shares of all “Consumer Lending” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Navient Corp rivals beat Navient Corp on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

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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