Reviewing Medallion Financial (MFIN) and Its Competitors

Medallion Financial (NASDAQ: MFIN) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Medallion Financial to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Medallion Financial and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Medallion Financial 0 1 1 0 2.50
Medallion Financial Competitors 157 713 962 41 2.47

Medallion Financial currently has a consensus price target of $7.50, indicating a potential upside of 64.24%. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential downside of 0.68%. Given Medallion Financial’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Medallion Financial is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

17.2% of Medallion Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.6% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.1% of Medallion Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.9% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Medallion Financial has a beta of 1.71, suggesting that its stock price is 71% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Medallion Financial’s peers have a beta of 1.49, suggesting that their average stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Medallion Financial and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Medallion Financial $19.71 million -$7.12 million 14.73
Medallion Financial Competitors $6.70 billion $705.22 million 11.20

Medallion Financial’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Medallion Financial. Medallion Financial 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Medallion Financial 1.41% -2.50% -1.08%
Medallion Financial Competitors 18.42% -2.06% -0.73%

Summary

Medallion Financial peers beat Medallion Financial on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Medallion Financial Company Profile

Medallion Financial Corp. is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company is a specialty finance company, which is engaged in originating, acquiring and servicing loans that finance taxicab medallions and various types of commercial businesses. The Company operates in lending and investing operations segment. It originates and services medallion, secured commercial, and consumer loans, and invests in both marketable and nonmarketable securities. The Company’s subsidiary, Medallion Bank, also originates consumer loans for the purchase of recreational vehicles, boats, motorcycles, trailers, and to finance small-scale home improvements. The Company also conducts business through its asset-based lending division, Medallion Business Credit, an originator of loans to small businesses for the purpose of financing inventory and receivables.

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