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

Dividends

Hexindai pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.2%. 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 2.3% and pay out 30.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hexindai 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hexindai Competitors 251 957 1144 61 2.42

As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 36.80%. Given Hexindai’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hexindai has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

4.1% of Hexindai shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.0% 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 insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Hexindai has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its stock price is 18% 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.

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 -73.28% -44.00% -1.29%

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 $61.33 million $5.53 million 22.40
Hexindai Competitors $37.00 billion $864.41 million 10.08

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 7 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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