Stonegate Mortgage (NYSE: SGM) is one of 28 public companies in the “Consumer Lending” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Stonegate Mortgage to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Stonegate Mortgage and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stonegate Mortgage -13.22% -6.70% -1.57%
Stonegate Mortgage Competitors -123.09% -80.64% -0.72%

Volatility & Risk

Stonegate Mortgage has a beta of 1.45, meaning that its share price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stonegate Mortgage’s competitors have a beta of 1.47, meaning that their average share price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Stonegate Mortgage and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Stonegate Mortgage N/A N/A 6.89
Stonegate Mortgage Competitors $2.77 billion $388.84 million 70.59

Stonegate Mortgage’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Stonegate Mortgage. Stonegate Mortgage 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

44.3% of Stonegate Mortgage shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.7% of shares of all “Consumer Lending” companies are held by institutional investors. 44.5% of Stonegate Mortgage shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.1% of shares of all “Consumer Lending” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Stonegate Mortgage and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stonegate Mortgage 0 0 0 0 N/A
Stonegate Mortgage Competitors 170 690 1079 54 2.51

As a group, “Consumer Lending” companies have a potential upside of 23.31%. Given Stonegate Mortgage’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Stonegate Mortgage has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Stonegate Mortgage competitors beat Stonegate Mortgage on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About Stonegate Mortgage

Stonegate Mortgage Corporation is a non-bank mortgage company. The Company is focused on originating, financing and servicing the United States residential mortgage loans. The Company’s segments include Originations, Servicing, Financing and Other. The Originations segment primarily originates and sells residential mortgage loans, which conform to the underwriting guidelines of the government sponsored enterprises and government agencies, and non-agency whole loan investors. The Servicing segment includes loan administration, collection and default activities, including the collection and remittance of loan payments, responding to customer inquiries, collection of principal and interest payments, holding custodial funds for the payment of property taxes and insurance premiums, counseling delinquent mortgagors and modifying loans. The Financing segment includes warehouse-lending activities to correspondent customers by the Company’s subsidiary, NattyMac, LLC.

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