Cash America International (NYSE: CSH) and TPG RE Finance Trust (NASDAQ:TRTX) are both financials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cash America International and TPG RE Finance Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cash America International N/A N/A N/A $1.18 35.76
TPG RE Finance Trust N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Cash America International pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. TPG RE Finance Trust does not pay a dividend. Cash America International pays out 27.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. TPG RE Finance Trust has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Cash America International and TPG RE Finance Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cash America International 0 0 1 0 3.00
TPG RE Finance Trust 0 2 3 0 2.60

Cash America International presently has a consensus target price of $57.00, suggesting a potential upside of 35.07%. TPG RE Finance Trust has a consensus target price of $21.20, suggesting a potential upside of 4.02%. Given Cash America International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cash America International is more favorable than TPG RE Finance Trust.

Profitability

This table compares Cash America International and TPG RE Finance Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cash America International 0.87% 0.86% 0.64%
TPG RE Finance Trust 48.73% 10.27% 3.73%

Summary

TPG RE Finance Trust beats Cash America International on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cash America International

Cash America International, Inc. provides specialty financial services to individuals through its storefront lending and franchised check cashing locations. The Company offers secured non-recourse loans, referred to as pawn loans, as its primary line of business. The Company is also engaged in originating, arranging, guaranteeing or purchasing consumer loans in some of its locations. The Company also offers check cashing and other ancillary products and services, including money orders, wire transfers and auto insurance. The Company’s franchised check cashing business offers check cashing services through its franchised check cashing centers. The Company provides its services in the United States under the names Cash America Pawn, SuperPawn, Cash America Payday Advance, Cashland and Mr. Payroll. The Company is engaged in pawn lending activities, merchandise disposition activities, consumer loan activities and check cashing and other financial services.

About TPG RE Finance Trust

TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. is a commercial real estate finance company. The Company is engaged in originating, acquiring and managing commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate-related debt instruments. It focuses primarily on directly originating and selectively acquiring floating rate first mortgage loans that are secured by high quality commercial real estate properties undergoing some form of transition and value creation, such as re-tenanting, refurbishment or other form of repositioning. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 54 first mortgage loans. As of December 31, 2016, 97% of the loan commitments in its portfolio consisted of floating rate loans, and 98.6% of the loan commitments in its portfolio consisted of first mortgage loans.

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