Analyzing Lendway (LDWY) & The Competition

Lendway (NASDAQ:LDWYGet Free Report) is one of 30 public companies in the “Advertising” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Lendway to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Lendway and its peers, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lendway 0 0 0 0 N/A
Lendway Competitors 219 345 463 15 2.26

As a group, “Advertising” companies have a potential upside of 57.81%. Given Lendway’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Lendway has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

Lendway has a beta of 1.93, suggesting that its share price is 93% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lendway’s peers have a beta of 0.92, suggesting that their average share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Lendway and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Lendway $18.80 million $10.05 million 4.32
Lendway Competitors $1.20 billion $268.20 million 2.58

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


This table compares Lendway and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lendway 44.58% -4.25% -3.15%
Lendway Competitors -53.81% -76.18% -18.69%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

6.1% of Lendway shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 26.4% of shares of all “Advertising” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.9% of Lendway shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.6% of shares of all “Advertising” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

About Lendway

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Lendway, Inc. provides in-store advertising solutions to consumer-packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, shopper marketing agencies, and brokerages in the United States. It offers in-store signage solutions, which provides point-of-purchase services, brand equity signs, tear pads, and display marketing solutions; display solutions, such as a range of fully customized temporary, semi-permanent, and permanent displays; merchandising solutions; and on-pack solutions, which include BoxTalk, coupons, recipes, and cross-promotions. The company also operates a non-bank lending marketplace. The company was formerly known as Insignia Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Lendway, Inc. in August 2023. The company was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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