Hexindai (HX) and Its Competitors Financial Analysis

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hexindai and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Hexindai $61.33 million $5.53 million 23.30
Hexindai Competitors $35.93 billion $841.76 million 10.29

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.

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%

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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Hexindai and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hexindai 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hexindai Competitors 254 964 1151 63 2.42

As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 33.19%. Given Hexindai’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Hexindai has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider & 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

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

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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