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Nelnet (NNI) Competitors

$89.45
-0.24 (-0.27%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)

NNI vs. SLM, CACC, ENVA, OCSL, OMF, LC, LPRO, NYCB, CNS, and APAM

Should you be buying Nelnet stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Nelnet include SLM (SLM), Credit Acceptance (CACC), Enova International (ENVA), Oaktree Specialty Lending (OCSL), OneMain (OMF), LendingClub (LC), Open Lending (LPRO), New York Community Bancorp (NYCB), Cohen & Steers (CNS), and Artisan Partners Asset Management (APAM). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

Nelnet vs.

Nelnet (NYSE:NNI) and SLM (NASDAQ:SLM) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their community ranking, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, media sentiment, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

SLM received 216 more outperform votes than Nelnet when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 69.23% of users gave SLM an outperform vote while only 67.27% of users gave Nelnet an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
NelnetOutperform Votes
261
67.27%
Underperform Votes
127
32.73%
SLMOutperform Votes
477
69.23%
Underperform Votes
212
30.77%

33.5% of Nelnet shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.1% of SLM shares are owned by institutional investors. 50.3% of Nelnet shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of SLM shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

SLM has higher revenue and earnings than Nelnet. SLM is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Nelnet, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Nelnet$1.99B1.68$407.35M$3.5025.56
SLM$2.84B1.57$581.39M$2.408.20

SLM has a net margin of 20.65% compared to Nelnet's net margin of 6.18%. SLM's return on equity of 36.86% beat Nelnet's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nelnet6.18% 4.98% 0.89%
SLM 20.65%36.86%2.01%

Nelnet has a beta of 0.86, meaning that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SLM has a beta of 1.16, meaning that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Nelnet currently has a consensus target price of $95.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.20%. SLM has a consensus target price of $19.77, suggesting a potential upside of 0.52%. Given Nelnet's higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Nelnet is more favorable than SLM.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nelnet
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00
SLM
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
9 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.82

In the previous week, SLM had 5 more articles in the media than Nelnet. MarketBeat recorded 10 mentions for SLM and 5 mentions for Nelnet. Nelnet's average media sentiment score of 0.91 beat SLM's score of 0.62 indicating that Nelnet is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Nelnet
2 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
SLM
4 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Nelnet pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. SLM pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Nelnet pays out 32.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. SLM pays out 18.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. SLM is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

SLM beats Nelnet on 14 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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NNI vs. The Competition

MetricNelnetPersonal credit institutions IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$3.34B$4.95B$8.73B$17.61B
Dividend Yield1.25%5.18%10.15%3.57%
P/E Ratio25.5615.6947.9624.84
Price / Sales1.682.183,630.527.33
Price / Cash8.178.7130.1717.54
Price / Book1.042.032.296.10
Net Income$407.35M$314.08M$818.77M$870.05M
7 Day Performance-0.48%-0.08%-0.27%-0.34%
1 Month Performance1.42%-1.58%-0.65%1.85%
1 Year Performance-5.06%21.38%5.31%89.27%

Nelnet Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SLM
SLM
4.7837 of 5 stars
$19.60
-1.3%
$19.77
+0.9%
+37.1%$4.43B$2.84B8.171,700Gap Down
CACC
Credit Acceptance
2.4352 of 5 stars
$555.65
-0.9%
$381.75
-31.3%
+22.4%$6.98B$1.90B25.232,246Analyst Downgrade
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Positive News
Gap Down
ENVA
Enova International
1.3436 of 5 stars
$55.71
-2.6%
$60.00
+7.7%
+25.6%$1.67B$2.12B10.171,804Analyst Downgrade
Insider Selling
News Coverage
OCSL
Oaktree Specialty Lending
1.0374 of 5 stars
$19.84
-1.1%
$21.20
+6.9%
-0.1%$1.57B$379.29M13.14N/APositive News
OMF
OneMain
4.8903 of 5 stars
$45.58
-1.9%
$50.85
+11.6%
+6.2%$5.47B$4.56B8.579,200Positive News
LC
LendingClub
4.9658 of 5 stars
$8.48
-4.4%
$11.08
+30.7%
-15.2%$929.83M$864.62M23.561,585Gap Down
LPRO
Open Lending
1.6226 of 5 stars
$7.66
-1.3%
$7.67
+0.1%
+22.1%$917.29M$179.59M42.56180Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
NYCB
New York Community Bancorp
5 of 5 stars
$4.60
-5.0%
$8.29
+80.1%
-49.4%$3.32B$8.20B1.387,497Options Volume
CNS
Cohen & Steers
3.236 of 5 stars
$67.52
-6.6%
$68.00
+0.7%
-0.4%$3.32B$489.64M25.97388Dividend Increase
News Coverage
Positive News
APAM
Artisan Partners Asset Management
2.1599 of 5 stars
$41.34
-4.7%
$37.67
-8.9%
+28.9%$3.31B$975.10M13.08549Analyst Downgrade
Analyst Revision
News Coverage

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This page (NYSE:NNI) was last updated on 2/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff