Head-To-Head Comparison: Axos Financial (AX) & Its Peers

Axos Financial (NYSE: AX) is one of 93 publicly-traded companies in the “Federal savings institutions” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Axos Financial to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Axos Financial and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Axos Financial 0 0 1 1 3.50
Axos Financial Competitors 377 1241 1137 76 2.32



Axos Financial currently has a consensus price target of $43.00, indicating a potential upside of 44.98%. As a group, “Federal savings institutions” companies have a potential upside of 21.91%. Given Axos Financial’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Axos Financial is more favorable than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

75.0% of Axos Financial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.0% of shares of all “Federal savings institutions” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.5% of Axos Financial shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.4% of shares of all “Federal savings institutions” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Axos Financial and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Axos Financial 27.57% 17.81% 1.74%
Axos Financial Competitors 13.78% 8.72% 0.80%

Risk and Volatility

Axos Financial has a beta of 0.27, meaning that its share price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Axos Financial’s peers have a beta of 0.36, meaning that their average share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Axos Financial and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Axos Financial $546.02 million $152.41 million 11.96
Axos Financial Competitors $812.92 million $153.43 million 18.83

Axos Financial’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Axos Financial. Axos Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Axos Financial beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Axos Financial

Axos Financial, Inc. engages in the provision of banking and financing services for single and multifamily residential properties, small-to-medium size businesses in target sectors, and selected specialty finance receivables. Through its subsidiary, the firm offers consumer and business banking products through its distribution channels and affinity partners. The company was founded on July 6, 1999 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

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