Navient Corp (NASDAQ: NAVIV) and EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) are both financials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Navient Corp and EZCORP’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Navient Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
EZCORP $750.47 million 0.65 $67.71 million $0.44 20.57

EZCORP has higher revenue and earnings than Navient Corp.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

87.4% of EZCORP shares are held by institutional investors. 2.1% of EZCORP shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Navient Corp and EZCORP’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navient Corp 31.91% 12.50% 0.38%
EZCORP 3.16% 3.65% 2.29%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Navient Corp and EZCORP, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navient Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
EZCORP 0 3 1 0 2.25

EZCORP has a consensus target price of $9.25, suggesting a potential upside of 2.21%. Given EZCORP’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe EZCORP is more favorable than Navient Corp.

Summary

EZCORP beats Navient Corp on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Navient Corp

Navient Corporation provides asset management and business processing services to education, healthcare and government clients at the federal, state and local levels. The Company holds the portfolio of education loans insured or federally guaranteed under the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). It operates through four segments: FFELP Loans, Private Education Loans, Business Services and Other. It also holds the portfolio of Private Education Loans. It services its own portfolio of education loans, as well as education loans owned by the United States Department of Education (ED), financial institutions and nonprofit education lenders. It also provides business processing services to education-related clients, such as guaranty agencies and colleges and universities. It provides additional business processing services to a range of other clients, including federal agencies, state and local governments, healthcare systems and other healthcare providers and municipalities.

About EZCORP

EZCORP, Inc. provides pawn loans in the United States and Mexico, and consumer loans in Mexico. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Pawn, which includes its EZPAWN, Value Pawn & Jewelry and other branded pawn operations in the United States; Mexico Pawn, which includes its Empeno Facil pawn operations and cash converters buy/sell store operations in Mexico, and Other International, which includes its CASHMAX financial services operations in Canada and its equity interest in Cash Converters International. It offers pawn loans, which are non-recourse loans, collateralized by tangible property, and it sells merchandise, primarily collateral forfeited from pawn lending operations and used merchandise purchased from customers at its pawn stores.

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