Head to Head Review: Sunlight Financial (SUNL) & Its Rivals

Sunlight Financial (NYSE:SUNLGet Rating) is one of 71 public companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Sunlight Financial to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

Sunlight Financial has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sunlight Financial’s rivals have a beta of 8.63, indicating that their average stock price is 763% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Sunlight Financial and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sunlight Financial N/A 0.06% 0.05%
Sunlight Financial Competitors 1.81% 5.06% 4.72%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

30.1% of Sunlight Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.4% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are owned by institutional investors. 23.0% of Sunlight Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.4% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sunlight Financial and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sunlight Financial $114.74 million -$153.43 million -2.97
Sunlight Financial Competitors $4.26 billion $795.25 million 8.12

Sunlight Financial’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Sunlight Financial. Sunlight Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Sunlight Financial and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sunlight Financial 0 0 6 0 3.00
Sunlight Financial Competitors 435 1666 1899 84 2.40

Sunlight Financial currently has a consensus price target of $8.67, suggesting a potential upside of 102.49%. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 89.72%. Given Sunlight Financial’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Sunlight Financial is more favorable than its rivals.


Sunlight Financial rivals beat Sunlight Financial on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Sunlight Financial (Get Rating)

Sunlight Financial Holdings Inc. operates a business-to-business-to-consumer technology-enabled point-of-sale financing platform in the United States. Its platform is used to provide secured and unsecured loans for homeowners originated by third-party lenders to purchase and install residential solar energy systems, and other home improvements. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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