Head to Head Analysis: GreenSky (NASDAQ:GSKY) and Its Competitors

GreenSky (NASDAQ: GSKY) is one of 127 public companies in the “Business services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare GreenSky to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

33.2% of GreenSky shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.4% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.6% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GreenSky 8.99% -45.61% 8.67%
GreenSky Competitors 3.60% 2.78% 2.71%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares GreenSky and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GreenSky $414.67 million $24.26 million 217.57
GreenSky Competitors $2.75 billion $423.03 million 12.83

GreenSky’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than GreenSky. GreenSky 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for GreenSky and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GreenSky 0 5 8 0 2.62
GreenSky Competitors 1061 4638 8334 363 2.56

GreenSky presently has a consensus target price of $20.21, suggesting a potential upside of 32.69%. As a group, “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 8.39%. Given GreenSky’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe GreenSky is more favorable than its peers.

About GreenSky

GreenSky, Inc., a technology company, provides point-of-sale financing and payment solutions to merchants, consumers, and banks. It offers a proprietary technology infrastructure that support the full transaction lifecycle, including credit application, underwriting, real-time allocation to bank partners, document distribution, funding, settlement, and servicing functions. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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