X Financial (NYSE: XYF) is one of 37 public companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare X Financial to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
1.3% of X Financial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.9% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.6% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares X Financial and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|X Financial||$514.96 million||$128.45 million||6.27|
|X Financial Competitors||$37.01 billion||$865.91 million||12.87|
X Financial’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than X Financial. X Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
X Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. X Financial pays out 10.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out 25.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for X Financial and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|X Financial Competitors||239||916||1113||57||2.42|
As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 32.72%. Given X Financial’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe X Financial has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
This table compares X Financial and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|X Financial Competitors||-74.64%||-54.10%||-6.14%|
X Financial peers beat X Financial on 10 of the 14 factors compared.
About X Financial
X Financial provides personal finance services in the People's Republic of China. The company offers a suite of products connecting borrowers and investors through a proprietary Internet platform. It provides loan products, which include Xiaoying card loan and Xiaoying preferred loan; and investment opportunities through wealth management platform, Xiaoying wealth management with insurance protection. X Financial was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.
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