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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Regional Management Corp. and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Regional Management Corp. 0 5 1 0 2.17
Regional Management Corp. Competitors 193 747 1068 58 2.48

Regional Management Corp. presently has a consensus target price of $25.83, indicating a potential upside of 8.77%. As a group, “Consumer Lending” companies have a potential upside of 60.35%. Given Regional Management Corp.’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Regional Management Corp. has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.8% of Regional Management Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.5% of shares of all “Consumer Lending” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.5% of Regional Management Corp. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.2% of shares of all “Consumer Lending” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Regional Management Corp. and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Regional Management Corp. 10.37% 12.98% 3.88%
Regional Management Corp. Competitors -28.26% -17.28% 0.63%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Regional Management Corp. and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Regional Management Corp. $246.92 million $68.46 million 10.42
Regional Management Corp. Competitors $564.84 million $92.07 million 16.27

Regional Management Corp.’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Regional Management Corp.. Regional Management Corp. 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.

Volatility and Risk

Regional Management Corp. has a beta of 1.36, indicating that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Regional Management Corp.’s peers have a beta of 1.48, indicating that their average stock price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Regional Management Corp. peers beat Regional Management Corp. on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Regional Management Corp. Company Profile

Regional Management Corp. is a diversified consumer finance company. The Company provides an array of loan products primarily to customers with limited access to consumer credit from banks, thrifts, credit card companies and other traditional lenders. Its products include small loans, large loans, automobile loans, retail loans, and optional payment and collateral protection insurance products. It offers small loans ranging from $500 to $2,500, through its branches. It offers large installment loans with cash proceeds to the customer ranging from $2,501 to $20,000. As of December 31, 2016, automobile loans were offered in amounts up to $27,500. As of December 31, 2016, retail loans were indirect installment loans structured as retail installment sales contracts that were offered in amounts of up to $7,500. Optional Payment and Collateral Protection Insurance Products offer customers a number of optional payment and collateral protection insurance products.

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