Analyzing LM Funding America (LMFA) and Its Rivals

LM Funding America (NASDAQ:LMFAGet Rating) is one of 68 publicly-traded companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare LM Funding America to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares LM Funding America and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
LM Funding America $900,000.00 $4.76 million -0.38
LM Funding America Competitors $4.39 billion $857.64 million -0.29

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

Risk and Volatility

LM Funding America has a beta of 1.75, meaning that its stock price is 75% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LM Funding America’s competitors have a beta of 6.63, meaning that their average stock price is 563% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares LM Funding America and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LM Funding America -1,563.00% -39.18% -38.35%
LM Funding America Competitors -46.22% 12.93% 0.70%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for LM Funding America and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LM Funding America 0 0 1 0 3.00
LM Funding America Competitors 242 1135 1672 59 2.50

LM Funding America presently has a consensus target price of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 296.09%. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 54.97%. Given LM Funding America’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe LM Funding America is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

6.7% of LM Funding America shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.6% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of LM Funding America shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.2% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are owned by company 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.

Summary

LM Funding America competitors beat LM Funding America on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About LM Funding America

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LM Funding America, Inc. operates as a specialty finance company. It provides funding to nonprofit community associations (Associations) primarily located in the state of Florida, as well as in the states of Washington, Colorado, and Illinois. The company offers funding to Associations by purchasing their rights under delinquent accounts that are selected by the Associations arising from unpaid Association assessments. It is also involved in the business of purchasing delinquent accounts on various terms tailored to suit each Association's financial needs, including under its New Neighbor Guaranty program. LM Funding America, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Tampa, Florida.

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