Reviewing Sunlight Financial (SUNL) & The Competition

Sunlight Financial (NYSE:SUNLGet Rating) is one of 74 public companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Sunlight Financial to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

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

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sunlight Financial $114.74 million -$153.43 million -3.19
Sunlight Financial Competitors $4.21 billion $784.22 million 9.51

Sunlight Financial’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Sunlight Financial. Sunlight Financial 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Sunlight Financial and its competitors, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sunlight Financial 0 0 6 0 3.00
Sunlight Financial Competitors 440 1684 1920 86 2.40

Sunlight Financial presently has a consensus price target of $8.67, suggesting a potential upside of 88.41%. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 78.35%. Given Sunlight Financial’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Sunlight Financial is more favorable than its competitors.


This table compares Sunlight Financial and its competitors’ 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 1.51% 4.54% 4.53%

Risk and Volatility

Sunlight Financial has a beta of 1.05, meaning that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sunlight Financial’s competitors have a beta of 8.50, meaning that their average share price is 750% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Sunlight Financial Company Profile (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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