Stonegate Mortgage Corp (NYSE: SGM) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Consumer Lending” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Stonegate Mortgage Corp to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stonegate Mortgage Corp -13.22% -6.70% -1.57%
Stonegate Mortgage Corp Competitors -35.98% -80.59% -0.72%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Stonegate Mortgage Corp and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stonegate Mortgage Corp 0 1 0 0 2.00
Stonegate Mortgage Corp Competitors 170 688 1074 52 2.51

Stonegate Mortgage Corp presently has a consensus target price of $6.00, suggesting a potential downside of 24.91%. As a group, “Consumer Lending” companies have a potential upside of 26.00%. Given Stonegate Mortgage Corp’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Stonegate Mortgage Corp has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

44.3% of Stonegate Mortgage Corp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.0% of shares of all “Consumer Lending” companies are owned by institutional investors. 44.5% of Stonegate Mortgage Corp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.2% of shares of all “Consumer Lending” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Stonegate Mortgage Corp has a beta of 1.45, indicating that its share price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stonegate Mortgage Corp’s peers have a beta of 1.47, indicating that their average share price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Stonegate Mortgage Corp and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Stonegate Mortgage Corp N/A N/A 6.89
Stonegate Mortgage Corp Competitors $2.77 billion $388.84 million 70.12

Stonegate Mortgage Corp’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Stonegate Mortgage Corp. Stonegate Mortgage 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.

Summary

Stonegate Mortgage Corp peers beat Stonegate Mortgage Corp on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

About Stonegate Mortgage Corp

Stonegate Mortgage Corporation is a non-bank mortgage company. The Company is focused on originating, financing and servicing the United States residential mortgage loans. The Company’s segments include Originations, Servicing, Financing and Other. The Originations segment primarily originates and sells residential mortgage loans, which conform to the underwriting guidelines of the government sponsored enterprises and government agencies, and non-agency whole loan investors. The Servicing segment includes loan administration, collection and default activities, including the collection and remittance of loan payments, responding to customer inquiries, collection of principal and interest payments, holding custodial funds for the payment of property taxes and insurance premiums, counseling delinquent mortgagors and modifying loans. The Financing segment includes warehouse-lending activities to correspondent customers by the Company’s subsidiary, NattyMac, LLC.

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