Regional Management (NYSE: RM) and Stonegate Mortgage (NYSE:SGM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
86.6% of Regional Management shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.3% of Stonegate Mortgage shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.5% of Regional Management shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 44.5% of Stonegate Mortgage shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Regional Management and Stonegate Mortgage’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Regional Management has higher revenue and earnings than Stonegate Mortgage. Stonegate Mortgage is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Regional Management, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Regional Management and Stonegate Mortgage, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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Regional Management presently has a consensus price target of $25.83, indicating a potential upside of 5.10%. Given Regional Management’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Regional Management is more favorable than Stonegate Mortgage.
This table compares Regional Management and Stonegate Mortgage’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility & Risk
Regional Management has a beta of 1.39, indicating that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stonegate Mortgage has a beta of 1.45, indicating that its stock price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Regional Management beats Stonegate Mortgage on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Regional Management
Regional Management Corp. is a diversified consumer finance company. The Company provides an array of loan products primarily to customers with limited access to consumer credit from banks, thrifts, credit card companies and other traditional lenders. Its products include small loans, large loans, automobile loans, retail loans, and optional payment and collateral protection insurance products. It offers small loans ranging from $500 to $2,500, through its branches. It offers large installment loans with cash proceeds to the customer ranging from $2,501 to $20,000. As of December 31, 2016, automobile loans were offered in amounts up to $27,500. As of December 31, 2016, retail loans were indirect installment loans structured as retail installment sales contracts that were offered in amounts of up to $7,500. Optional Payment and Collateral Protection Insurance Products offer customers a number of optional payment and collateral protection insurance products.
About Stonegate Mortgage
Stonegate Mortgage Corporation is a non-bank mortgage company. The Company is focused on originating, financing and servicing the United States residential mortgage loans. The Company’s segments include Originations, Servicing, Financing and Other. The Originations segment primarily originates and sells residential mortgage loans, which conform to the underwriting guidelines of the government sponsored enterprises and government agencies, and non-agency whole loan investors. The Servicing segment includes loan administration, collection and default activities, including the collection and remittance of loan payments, responding to customer inquiries, collection of principal and interest payments, holding custodial funds for the payment of property taxes and insurance premiums, counseling delinquent mortgagors and modifying loans. The Financing segment includes warehouse-lending activities to correspondent customers by the Company’s subsidiary, NattyMac, LLC.
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