Virtu Financial (NASDAQ: VIRT) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Security brokers & dealers” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Virtu Financial to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Virtu Financial and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Virtu Financial Competitors||325||1388||1449||69||2.39|
Volatility and Risk
Virtu Financial has a beta of -0.59, meaning that its share price is 159% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Virtu Financial’s competitors have a beta of 8.84, meaning that their average share price is 784% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Virtu Financial and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Virtu Financial||$1.02 billion||$2.93 million||65.26|
|Virtu Financial Competitors||$5.86 billion||$744.86 million||24.60|
Virtu Financial’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Virtu Financial. Virtu Financial is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
47.4% of Virtu Financial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.9% of shares of all “Security brokers & dealers” companies are held by institutional investors. 69.9% of Virtu Financial shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 21.5% of shares of all “Security brokers & dealers” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Virtu Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Virtu Financial pays out 168.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Security brokers & dealers” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 35.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Virtu Financial and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Virtu Financial Competitors||6.71%||5.32%||5.87%|
Virtu Financial competitors beat Virtu Financial on 11 of the 15 factors compared.
About Virtu Financial
Virtu Financial, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a technology-enabled market maker and liquidity provider to the financial markets across the world. It is engaged in buying or selling a range of securities and other financial instruments and earning small bid/ask spreads across various transactions. It has a single, multi-asset, multi-currency technology platform, through which it provides quotations to buyers and sellers in equities, commodities, currencies, options, fixed income and other securities on exchanges, markets and liquidity pools in various countries around the world. It makes markets in a range of different assets classes, such as Americas Equities; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Equities; Asia Pacific (APAC) Equities; Global Commodities; Global Currencies, and Options, Fixed Income and Other Securities. It makes markets for global banks, brokers and other intermediaries, and indirectly provides services to retail and institutional investors.
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