HARGREAVES LANS/ADR (OTCMKTS:HRGLY) and LM Funding America (NASDAQ:LMFA) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

HARGREAVES LANS/ADR has a beta of 0.8, meaning that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LM Funding America has a beta of 2.17, meaning that its share price is 117% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares HARGREAVES LANS/ADR and LM Funding America’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LM Funding America -28.88% -27.08% -17.78%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

3.7% of LM Funding America shares are held by institutional investors. 28.0% of LM Funding America shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for HARGREAVES LANS/ADR and LM Funding America, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LM Funding America 0 0 0 0 N/A


HARGREAVES LANS/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.49 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. LM Funding America does not pay a dividend. HARGREAVES LANS/ADR pays out 36.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares HARGREAVES LANS/ADR and LM Funding America’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
HARGREAVES LANS/ADR $602.86 million 19.90 $318.29 million $1.34 37.75
LM Funding America $3.39 million 1.12 -$470,000.00 N/A N/A

HARGREAVES LANS/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than LM Funding America.


HARGREAVES LANS/ADR beats LM Funding America on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.


Hargreaves Lansdown plc provides direct-to-investor investment services for individuals and corporates in the United Kingdom and Poland. Its flagship service is Vantage, a direct-to-investor platform. The company offers stocks and shares individual savings accounts (ISAs), fund and share accounts, self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs), and lifetime ISAs. It also provides pension services, including SIPPs, annuities, drawdown, and mix and match pensions; share dealing services, such as overseas share dealing, initial public offerings and share offers, certificated share dealing, and exchange traded funds and exchange traded commodities/currencies; and fund dealing services. In addition, the company offers personal and business currency services; Junior ISA, SIPP, and investment accounts; and financial advisory services comprising investment management, lump sum investment, pension consolidation, portfolio restructuring, retirement planning, and estate planning services. Hargreaves Lansdown plc was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Bristol, the United Kingdom.

LM Funding America Company Profile

LM Funding America, Inc., through its subsidiary, LM Funding, LLC, operates as a specialty finance company. It provides funding to nonprofit community associations (Associations) primarily located in the state of Florida, as well as in the states of Washington, Colorado, and Illinois. The company offers funding to Associations by purchasing their rights under delinquent accounts that are selected by the Associations arising from unpaid Association assessments. It is also involved in the business of purchasing delinquent accounts on various terms tailored to suit each Association's financial needs, including under its New Neighbor Guaranty program. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Tampa, Florida.

Receive News & Ratings for HARGREAVES LANS/ADR Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for HARGREAVES LANS/ADR and related companies with's FREE daily email newsletter.