JetPay Corporation (NASDAQ: JTPY) and Springleaf Holdings (NASDAQ:LEAF) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.
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|
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for JetPay Corporation and Springleaf Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Springleaf Holdings has a consensus price target of $13.00, suggesting a potential downside of 73.29%. Given Springleaf Holdings’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Springleaf Holdings is more favorable than JetPay Corporation.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares JetPay Corporation and Springleaf Holdings’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|JetPay Corporation||$63.63 million||0.45||$3.60 million||($0.88)||-2.10|
JetPay Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Springleaf Holdings.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
13.9% of JetPay Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 62.9% of JetPay Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Springleaf Holdings beats JetPay Corporation on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Springleaf Holdings Company Profile
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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