Contrasting Curo Group (CURO) and Cboe Global Markets (CBOE)

Curo Group (NYSE: CURO) and Cboe Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Curo Group and Cboe Global Markets, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Curo Group 0 0 5 0 3.00
Cboe Global Markets 0 6 2 0 2.25

Curo Group currently has a consensus target price of $19.67, suggesting a potential upside of 15.08%. Cboe Global Markets has a consensus target price of $114.50, suggesting a potential downside of 15.25%. Given Curo Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Curo Group is more favorable than Cboe Global Markets.

Dividends

Cboe Global Markets pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Curo Group does not pay a dividend. Cboe Global Markets pays out 58.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Curo Group and Cboe Global Markets’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Curo Group $828.59 million 0.92 $65.44 million N/A N/A
Cboe Global Markets $645.11 million 23.76 $185.72 million $1.84 73.43

Cboe Global Markets has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Curo Group.

Profitability

This table compares Curo Group and Cboe Global Markets’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Curo Group N/A N/A N/A
Cboe Global Markets 10.55% 14.70% 7.83%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

29.7% of Curo Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.9% of Cboe Global Markets shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Cboe Global Markets shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Cboe Global Markets beats Curo Group on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Curo Group Company Profile

CURO Group Holdings Corp. is a technology enabled and diversified consumer finance company. The Company operates in the United States under two principal brands, Speedy Cash and Rapid Cash, and Avio Credit. In the United Kingdom, the Company operates online as Wage Day Advance and Juo Loans. The Company has three reportable operating segments: the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Company offers a broad range of consumer finance products, including Unsecured Installment Loans, Secured Installment Loans, Open-End Loans and Single-Pay Loans.

Cboe Global Markets Company Profile

Cboe Global Markets, Inc., formerly CBOE Holdings, Inc., is a holding company. The Company provides trading and investment solutions to investors around the world. It offers trading across a diverse range of products in multiple asset classes and geographies, including options, futures, United States and European equities, exchange-traded products (ETPs), global foreign exchange (FX) and multi-asset volatility products based on the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX Index). The Company’s trading venues include the options exchange in the United States and the stock exchange in Europe. Its products include VIX Index & Volatility, stock exchange options, options on single stocks and exchange traded products, Mini Options, Weeklys Options, Strategy Benchmark Indexes, Social Media Indexes, Contract Specs and Trading Hours and Trader Incentive Programs.

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