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

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

Risk and Volatility

Regional Management Corp. has a beta of 1.37, suggesting that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Regional Management Corp.’s peers have a beta of 1.49, suggesting that their average share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.

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%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Regional Management Corp. $246.92 million $68.46 million 10.79
Regional Management Corp. Competitors $564.84 million $92.07 million 16.96

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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Regional Management Corp. and its peers, as reported 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 154 647 1040 51 2.52

Regional Management Corp. presently has a consensus target price of $25.83, indicating a potential upside of 5.06%. As a group, “Consumer Lending” companies have a potential upside of 50.34%. Given Regional Management Corp.’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Regional Management Corp. has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

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

About Regional Management Corp.

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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