Head-To-Head Comparison: Elevate Credit (NYSE:ELVT) versus Perella Weinberg Partners (NASDAQ:PWP)

Elevate Credit (NYSE:ELVTGet Rating) and Perella Weinberg Partners (NASDAQ:PWPGet Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Elevate Credit and Perella Weinberg Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Elevate Credit -8.06% -9.44% -2.17%
Perella Weinberg Partners N/A 26.32% 9.46%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

47.2% of Elevate Credit shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.1% of Perella Weinberg Partners shares are held by institutional investors. 10.0% of Elevate Credit shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Elevate Credit and Perella Weinberg Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Elevate Credit 0 0 0 0 N/A
Perella Weinberg Partners 0 0 4 0 3.00

Perella Weinberg Partners has a consensus price target of $17.17, indicating a potential upside of 122.65%. Given Perella Weinberg Partners’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Perella Weinberg Partners is more favorable than Elevate Credit.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Elevate Credit and Perella Weinberg Partners’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Elevate Credit $416.64 million 0.22 -$33.60 million ($1.07) -2.77
Perella Weinberg Partners $801.66 million 0.90 -$9.42 million N/A N/A

Perella Weinberg Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Elevate Credit.

Volatility and Risk

Elevate Credit has a beta of 2.16, suggesting that its share price is 116% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perella Weinberg Partners has a beta of 1.17, suggesting that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Perella Weinberg Partners beats Elevate Credit on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Elevate Credit Company Profile (Get Rating)

Elevate Credit, Inc. provides online credit solutions to non-prime consumers in the United States. The company offers unsecured online installment loans, lines of credit, and credit cards. Its products include Rise, an installment loan product; Elastic, a line of credit product; and Today Card, a credit card product. Elevate Credit, Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

Perella Weinberg Partners Company Profile (Get Rating)

Perella Weinberg Partners, an independent advisory firm, provides strategic and financial advisory services in the United States and internationally. The company offers strategic and financial decisions, mergers and acquisitions advice and execution, capital markets advisory, shareholder and defense advisory, capital structure and restructuring, underwriting, equity research, and private capital raising services. It serves public multinational corporations, mid-sized public and private companies, individual entrepreneurs, private and institutional investors, creditor committees, and government institutions in various industries comprising consumer and retail; energy; financial institutions; healthcare; industrials; and technology, media, and telecommunications. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in New York, New York. Perella Weinberg Partners operates as a subsidiary of Perella Weinberg Partners Group LP.

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