Lendingtree (NASDAQ:TREE) and PPDAI Group (NYSE:PPDF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Lendingtree and PPDAI Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Lendingtree||$617.74 million||5.19||$15.57 million||$3.02||82.72|
|PPDAI Group||$596.44 million||2.91||$166.44 million||N/A||N/A|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
84.7% of Lendingtree shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.9% of PPDAI Group shares are held by institutional investors. 20.5% of Lendingtree shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Lendingtree and PPDAI Group, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Lendingtree presently has a consensus price target of $335.27, indicating a potential upside of 34.21%. PPDAI Group has a consensus price target of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 107.97%. Given PPDAI Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe PPDAI Group is more favorable than Lendingtree.
This table compares Lendingtree and PPDAI Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Lendingtree beats PPDAI Group on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Lendingtree Company Profile
LendingTree, Inc. engages in the operation of online loan marketplace for consumers seeking loans and other credit-based offerings. It provides mortgage loans, home equity, reverse mortgage, auto loans, credit cards, personal loans, student loans, and small business loans. The company was founded Douglas Lebda in April 2008 and is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.
PPDAI Group Company Profile
PPDAI Group Inc., an investment holding company, operates an online consumer finance marketplace through its platform in the People's Republic of China. It provides services to match borrowers with investors and facilitate loan transactions on its marketplace through the lifecycle of loans. The company offers standard and other loan products; and investment services to investors. As of December 31, 2017, it had approximately 65 million cumulative registered users. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.
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