JetPay Corporation (NASDAQ: JTPY) and Springleaf Holdings (NASDAQ:LEAF) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for JetPay Corporation and Springleaf Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
JetPay Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A
Springleaf Holdings 0 0 2 0 3.00

Springleaf Holdings has a consensus target price of $13.00, suggesting a potential downside of 73.29%. Given Springleaf Holdings’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Springleaf Holdings is more favorable than JetPay Corporation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

13.9% of JetPay Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 62.9% of JetPay Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares JetPay Corporation and Springleaf Holdings’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
JetPay Corporation $63.63 million 0.53 $3.60 million ($0.88) -2.44
Springleaf Holdings N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

JetPay Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Springleaf Holdings.

Profitability

This table compares JetPay Corporation and Springleaf Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JetPay Corporation -11.59% -10.80% -0.67%
Springleaf Holdings N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Springleaf Holdings beats JetPay Corporation on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Springleaf Holdings

Springleaf Holdings, Inc. (SHI) is a consumer financial services holding company. The Company provides responsible loan products to customers through its branch network and through its centralized operations. The Company operates its business through three segments: Consumer and Insurance; Acquisitions and Servicing, and Real Estate. The Company originates and services secured and unsecured personal loans and offer voluntary credit insurance and related products through its branch network and its centralized operations. The Company pursues strategic acquisitions of loan portfolios through its Springleaf Acquisitions division. Springleaf Finance, Inc. (SFI) is the wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. SFI’s subsidiary is Springleaf Finance Corporation (SFC), a financial services holding company with subsidiaries engaged in the consumer finance and credit insurance businesses.

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