Runway Growth Finance (NASDAQ:RWAY – Get Rating) and MoneyLion (NYSE:ML – Get Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and dividends.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Runway Growth Finance and MoneyLion’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Runway Growth Finance||$71.36 million||7.09||$45.62 million||$0.83||15.05|
|MoneyLion||$171.11 million||1.11||-$182.26 million||N/A||N/A|
Runway Growth Finance has higher earnings, but lower revenue than MoneyLion.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
Risk & Volatility
Runway Growth Finance has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MoneyLion has a beta of 1.77, suggesting that its stock price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Runway Growth Finance and MoneyLion, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Runway Growth Finance||0||0||3||0||3.00|
Runway Growth Finance presently has a consensus price target of $14.38, indicating a potential upside of 15.09%. MoneyLion has a consensus price target of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 565.78%. Given MoneyLion’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe MoneyLion is more favorable than Runway Growth Finance.
This table compares Runway Growth Finance and MoneyLion’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Runway Growth Finance||37.01%||8.89%||6.46%|
Runway Growth Finance beats MoneyLion on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Runway Growth Finance
Runway Growth Finance Corp. is a business development company specializing investments in senior-secured loans to late stage and growth companies. It prefers to make investments in companies engaged in the technology, life sciences, healthcare and information services, business services and select consumer services and products sectors. It prefers to investments in companies engaged in electronic equipment and instruments, systems software, hardware, storage and peripherals and specialized consumer services, application software, healthcare technology, internet software and services, data processing and outsourced services, internet retail, human resources and employment services, biotechnology, healthcare equipment and education services. It invests in senior secured loans between $10 million and $75 million.
MoneyLion Inc. provides a digital financial platform. The company's platform offers access to banking, borrowing, and investing solutions for customers. Its principal products include roarmoney premium mobile banking, personalized investing, cryptocurrency, instacash, membership programs, financial tracking tools, online financial education content destination, affiliated marketing programs, unsecured personal loans, and credit-related decision servicing. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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