Affirm (NASDAQ: AFRM) is one of 217 public companies in the “Business services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Affirm to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Affirm and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Affirm||$870.46 million||-$430.92 million||-42.40|
|Affirm Competitors||$2.91 billion||$320.21 million||-247.63|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
36.3% of Affirm shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.0% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.3% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Affirm and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Affirm and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Affirm currently has a consensus price target of $112.21, suggesting a potential upside of 4.19%. As a group, “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 16.34%. Given Affirm’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Affirm has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Affirm rivals beat Affirm on 10 of the 12 factors compared.
Affirm Holdings, Inc. operates a platform for digital and mobile-first commerce in the United States and Canada. The company's platform includes point-of-sale payment solution for consumers, merchant commerce solutions, and a consumer-focused app. Its payments network and partnership with an originating bank, enables consumers to pay for a purchase over time with terms ranging from one to forty-eight months. As of September 30, 2020, the company had approximately 6,500 merchants integrated on its platform covering small businesses, large enterprises, direct-to-consumer brands, brick-and-mortar stores, and companies. Its merchants represent a range of industries, including sporting goods and outdoors, furniture and homewares, travel, apparel, accessories, consumer electronics, and jewelry. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
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