Lendway (NASDAQ:LDWY – Get Free Report) is one of 30 public companies in the “Advertising” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Lendway to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Lendway and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Lendway||$18.80 million||$10.05 million||4.32|
|Lendway Competitors||$1.20 billion||$268.20 million||2.58|
Lendway’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Lendway. Lendway is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Risk and Volatility
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Lendway and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Advertising” companies have a potential upside of 57.81%. Given Lendway’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Lendway has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
This table compares Lendway and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
6.1% of Lendway shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 26.4% of shares of all “Advertising” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.9% of Lendway shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 21.6% of shares of all “Advertising” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Lendway, Inc. provides in-store advertising solutions to consumer-packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, shopper marketing agencies, and brokerages in the United States. It offers in-store signage solutions, which provides point-of-purchase services, brand equity signs, tear pads, and display marketing solutions; display solutions, such as a range of fully customized temporary, semi-permanent, and permanent displays; merchandising solutions; and on-pack solutions, which include BoxTalk, coupons, recipes, and cross-promotions. The company also operates a non-bank lending marketplace. The company was formerly known as Insignia Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Lendway, Inc. in August 2023. The company was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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