FlexShopper (NASDAQ: FPAY) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Equipment rental & leasing, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare FlexShopper to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares FlexShopper and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|FlexShopper Competitors||$1.42 billion||$192.00 million||6.32|
FlexShopper’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than FlexShopper. FlexShopper 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.
This table compares FlexShopper and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk and Volatility
FlexShopper has a beta of 1.07, meaning that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FlexShopper’s rivals have a beta of 1.51, meaning that their average share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
17.4% of FlexShopper shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “Equipment rental & leasing, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 37.4% of FlexShopper shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of shares of all “Equipment rental & leasing, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for FlexShopper and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
FlexShopper presently has a consensus price target of $4.17, suggesting a potential upside of 38.89%. As a group, “Equipment rental & leasing, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential downside of 1.73%. Given FlexShopper’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe FlexShopper is more favorable than its rivals.
FlexShopper rivals beat FlexShopper on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
FlexShopper, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, FlexShopper, LLC operates as an online lease-to-own (LTO) retailer and LTO payment solution provider. The company provides residential furniture, consumer electronics, computers, appliances, household accessories, and various other durable goods to consumers on a LTO basis to consumers of third-party retailers and e-tailers. It offers products through FlexShopper.com, an LTO e-commerce marketplace; e-commerce sites and in-store terminals by utilizing FlexShopper's patented LTO payment method; and facilitation of LTO transactions with retailers. The company was formerly known as Anchor Funding Services, Inc. and changed its name to FlexShopper, Inc. in October 2013. FlexShopper, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida.
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