Comparing Weidai (WEI) and Its Competitors

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

Earnings & Valuation

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Weidai and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Weidai 0 0 2 0 3.00
Weidai Competitors 234 907 1123 56 2.43

Weidai presently has a consensus target price of $13.00, suggesting a potential upside of 32.38%. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 35.24%. Given Weidai’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Weidai has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

52.2% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are owned by institutional investors. 18.1% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Weidai and its competitors’ 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 competitors 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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