Head to Head Comparison: Hexindai (HX) versus Its Peers

Hexindai (NASDAQ: HX) is one of 38 public companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Hexindai to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Hexindai and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hexindai 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hexindai Competitors 254 964 1151 62 2.42

As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 33.16%. Given Hexindai’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Hexindai has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

Hexindai has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hexindai’s rivals have a beta of 1.47, meaning that their average stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Hexindai pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.7%. Hexindai pays out 250.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out 30.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

4.1% of Hexindai shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.0% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.0% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hexindai 9.02% 4.10% 3.40%
Hexindai Competitors 6.69% 33.13% 3.10%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hexindai and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Hexindai $61.33 million $5.53 million 23.40
Hexindai Competitors $35.93 billion $841.76 million 10.30

Hexindai’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Hexindai. Hexindai is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Hexindai rivals beat Hexindai on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Hexindai Company Profile

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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