Contrasting of General Finance Corporation (GFN) and Its Peers

General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:GFN) is a company in the Rental & Leasing Services industry and that’s how we contrast it to its competitors. The comparing will be based on the analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

General Finance Corporation has 23.8% of its shares owned by institutional investors and an average of 53.67% institutional ownership for its competitors. 19.9% of General Finance Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.50% of all Rental & Leasing Services companies shares are owned by company insiders.

Profitability

On first table we have General Finance Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
General Finance Corporation -3.03% -9.60% -1.60%
Industry Average 11.62% 26.87% 5.36%

Earnings and Valuation

In next table we are comparing General Finance Corporation and its competitors’ valuation, net income and gross revenue.

Net Income Gross Revenue Price/Earnings Ratio
General Finance Corporation 11.17M 368.18M 0.00
Industry Average 155.11M 1.33B 15.87

Analyst Recommendations

Table 3 shows summary of current ratings for General Finance Corporation and its competitors.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
General Finance Corporation 0 0 0 0.00
Industry Average 1.00 1.22 2.27 2.41

The competitors have a potential upside of 0.74%.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of General Finance Corporation and its competitors.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
General Finance Corporation -21.76% -27.79% -27.1% -5.9% 68.19% 57.06%
Industry Average 9.26% 1.98% 3.41% 11.67% 23.60% 29.23%

For the past year General Finance Corporation was more bullish than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

General Finance Corporation has a beta of 1.42 and its 42.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. In other hand, General Finance Corporation’s peers have beta of 1.51 which is 51.35% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500.

Dividends

General Finance Corporation does not pay a dividend.

Summary

General Finance Corporation’s peers beat on 3 of the 4 factors General Finance Corporation.