Time to Consider OneMain Holdings (OMF) Stock for Potential Growth? Time to Consider OneMain Holdings (OMF) Stock for Potential Growth?

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With consumer lending stocks bouncing back within the financial sector, names like LendingTree, Ally Financial, Synchrony Financial, and OneMain Holdings are catching investors’ attention. After soaring near the $50-a-share range, OneMain’s stock is standing out among its industry peers. But is now a good time to consider buying OneMain’s stock for the potential of higher highs?

Why OneMain’s Stock Stands Out

OneMain has become a popular financial service holding company, offering personal loans, credit cards, optional credit insurance, and a financial wellness program. Despite the recent surge in OMF shares, they still trade at just 7.2X forward earnings, making their valuation quite reasonable.

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This is despite OneMain expected to round out its fiscal 2023 with EPS at $5.37 per share compared to $7.32 a share in 2022. However, FY24 EPS is projected to rebound and soar 25% to $6.72 per share. Total sales are projected to be up 2% in FY23 and rise another 5% in FY24 to $3.73 billion. The steady top line growth serves as a positive affirmation that OneMain’s earning potential will remain compelling as easing inflation leads to more attractive interest rates for consumers and hopefully lower operating cost.

More impressive and perhaps most compelling to investors is that OneMain has been able to sustain its lofty dividend with a current yield of 8.17% which towers over the Zacks Financial-Consumer Loans Markets’ 2.2% and the S&P 500’s 1.4% average. Furthermore, OneMain has now increased its dividend seven times in the last five years with a 44.47% annualized dividend growth rate during this period.

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Recent Performance

Like Synchrony and Ally Financial, OneMain’s stock has hovered near its 52-week highs hitting this mark at $49.89 a share in late December. Still at just over $49, OneMain’s stock has soared +36% over the last year to top the S&P 500’s +22%, Synchrony’s +21%, and even beat Ally’s +33% while roughly matching LendingTree’s strong price performance. Even better, when including dividends, OneMain’s total return over the last year is +50% to easily outperform the benchmark and many of its consumer lending peers.

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Bottom Line

For now, OneMain Holdings’ stock lands a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). OneMain’s valuation and lucrative dividend yield remain enticing to income investors but more upside in OMF shares may largely depend on the company’s fourth-quarter results in early February.

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