LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Consumer Lending” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare LendingClub Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares LendingClub Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
LendingClub Corporation $511.51 million N/A -20.20
LendingClub Corporation Competitors $564.84 million $92.07 million 16.62

LendingClub Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than LendingClub Corporation. LendingClub Corporation 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.9% of LendingClub Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.5% of shares of all “Consumer Lending” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.4% of LendingClub Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.2% of shares of all “Consumer Lending” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LendingClub Corporation -24.52% -11.97% -2.18%
LendingClub Corporation Competitors -28.26% -17.28% 0.63%

Volatility & Risk

LendingClub Corporation has a beta of 1.81, meaning that its share price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LendingClub Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.48, meaning that their average share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for LendingClub Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LendingClub Corporation 0 9 7 0 2.44
LendingClub Corporation Competitors 192 747 1068 58 2.48

LendingClub Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $6.82, indicating a potential upside of 12.49%. As a group, “Consumer Lending” companies have a potential upside of 59.60%. Given LendingClub Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe LendingClub Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


LendingClub Corporation rivals beat LendingClub Corporation on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

About LendingClub Corporation

LendingClub Corporation provides online marketplace to connect borrowers and investors. Consumers and small business owners borrow through Lending Club. Investors use Lending Club to earn risk-adjusted returns from an asset class that has been closed to many investors and only available on a limited basis to large institutional investors. Its technology automates aspects of operations, including the borrower application process, data gathering, credit decisioning and scoring, loan funding, investing and servicing, regulatory compliance and fraud detection. Its platform offers analytical tools and data to enable investors to make decisions and assess their portfolios. Its technology platform has allowed it to expand its offerings from personal loans to include small business loans, and to expand investor classes from individuals to institutions and create various investment vehicles.

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