Analysts rate Home Capital Group Inc.(HCG:TSX) with a Buy rating and a target price of $40

Analysts rate Home Capital Group Inc. with a consensus Buy rating and a 12-month average target price of $40.25 per share.

Based on the Home Capital Group Inc. stock forecasts from 7 analysts, the average analyst target price for Home Capital Group Inc. is CAD 40.25 over the next 12 months. Home Capital Group Inc.’s average analyst rating is Buy . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Home Capital Group Inc. is Slightly Bearish, which is based on 4 positive signals and 6 negative signals. At the last closing, Home Capital Group Inc.’s stock price was CAD 27.99Home Capital Group Inc.’s stock price has changed by -0.32% over the past week, -1.69% over the past month and -25.52% over the last year.

About Home Capital Group Inc. (HCG:CA:TSX)

Home Capital Group Inc., through its subsidiary, Home Trust Company, provides residential and nonresidential mortgage lending, securitization of residential mortgage products, consumer lending, and credit card services in Canada. It offers deposits through brokers and financial planners under the Oaken Financial brand. The company also provides credit card and line of credit services, including Equityline Visa product, a home equity line of credit that is secured by residential property; and cash-secured and unsecured credit card products. In addition, it offers consumer retail lending services for durable household goods, such as water heaters and larger-ticket home improvement items; and consumer loans. Further, the company manages a treasury portfolio. Additionally, the company offers various lending and savings solutions. The company operates through offices in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Quebec. Home Capital Group Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Toronto, Canada.

What we like:

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

Underpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

What we don’t like:

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Poor return on equity

The company management has delivered below median return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor return on assets

The company management has delivered below median return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.