Analyzing Weidai (WEI) and Its Peers

Weidai (NYSE: WEI) is one of 38 publicly-traded companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Weidai to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Weidai and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Weidai 0 0 2 0 3.00
Weidai Competitors 234 906 1123 56 2.43

Weidai presently has a consensus target price of $13.00, indicating a potential upside of 32.38%. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 35.23%. Given Weidai’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Weidai has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

52.2% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.1% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Weidai and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Weidai $535.80 million $71.75 million 8.93
Weidai Competitors $38.06 billion $835.75 million 15.57

Weidai’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Weidai. Weidai is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Weidai and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Weidai N/A N/A N/A
Weidai Competitors 12.78% -52.33% -1.72%

Summary

Weidai rivals beat Weidai on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Weidai

Weidai Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides auto-backed financing solutions in the People's Republic of China. Its auto-backed financing platform connects borrowers primarily mall and micro enterprise owners with online investors and institutional funding partners. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China.

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