Sunlight Financial (SUNL) & Its Competitors Financial Analysis

Sunlight Financial (NYSE:SUNLGet Rating) is one of 73 public companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Sunlight Financial to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

30.1% of Sunlight Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.9% 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, 15.1% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Sunlight Financial and its peers’ 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 1.61% 4.80% 4.62%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Sunlight Financial and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sunlight Financial 0 0 6 0 3.00
Sunlight Financial Competitors 435 1674 1905 85 2.40

Sunlight Financial presently has a consensus price target of $8.67, suggesting a potential upside of 87.19%. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 74.87%. Given Sunlight Financial’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Sunlight Financial is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sunlight Financial and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sunlight Financial $114.74 million -$153.43 million -3.22
Sunlight Financial Competitors $4.26 billion $800.59 million 9.49

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

Summary

Sunlight Financial peers 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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