Head-To-Head Review: Emergent Capital (EMGC) vs. Old Mutual (ODMTY)

Emergent Capital (OTCMKTS: EMGC) and Old Mutual (OTCMKTS:ODMTY) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Emergent Capital and Old Mutual, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Emergent Capital 0 0 1 0 3.00
Old Mutual 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Emergent Capital and Old Mutual’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Emergent Capital $51.87 million 1.07 -$3.50 million N/A N/A
Old Mutual $13.35 billion 1.25 $1.17 billion N/A N/A

Old Mutual has higher revenue and earnings than Emergent Capital.

Dividends

Old Mutual pays an annual dividend of $0.69 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Emergent Capital does not pay a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.4% of Emergent Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. 33.3% of Emergent Capital shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Emergent Capital has a beta of 0.14, indicating that its share price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Old Mutual has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Emergent Capital and Old Mutual’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Emergent Capital -42.49% -4.22% -1.28%
Old Mutual N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Old Mutual beats Emergent Capital on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Emergent Capital Company Profile

Emergent Capital, Inc. operates as a specialty finance company that invests in life settlements. As of December 31, 2016, it owned 621 life insurance policies. The company was formerly known as Imperial Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Emergent Capital, Inc. in September 2015. Emergent Capital, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida.

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