Janus Henderson Group (JHG) vs. Moelis & Co (MC) Head to Head Contrast

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Janus Henderson Group (NYSE: JHG) and Moelis & Co (NYSE:MC) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Janus Henderson Group and Moelis & Co’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Janus Henderson Group $2.18 billion 2.91 $655.50 million $2.48 12.77
Moelis & Co $684.61 million 4.91 $29.40 million $2.29 26.33

Janus Henderson Group has higher revenue and earnings than Moelis & Co. Janus Henderson Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Moelis & Co, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Janus Henderson Group has a beta of 1.52, indicating that its share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Moelis & Co has a beta of 1.73, indicating that its share price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Janus Henderson Group and Moelis & Co, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Janus Henderson Group 1 6 2 0 2.11
Moelis & Co 0 2 3 0 2.60

Janus Henderson Group currently has a consensus price target of $37.13, indicating a potential upside of 17.19%. Moelis & Co has a consensus price target of $57.80, indicating a potential downside of 4.15%. Given Janus Henderson Group’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Janus Henderson Group is more favorable than Moelis & Co.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

50.6% of Janus Henderson Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.6% of Moelis & Co shares are held by institutional investors. 2.1% of Janus Henderson Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 29.9% of Moelis & Co shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Janus Henderson Group and Moelis & Co’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Janus Henderson Group 36.82% 11.54% 7.54%
Moelis & Co 6.49% 50.44% 23.16%

Dividends

Janus Henderson Group pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Moelis & Co pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Janus Henderson Group pays out 58.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Moelis & Co pays out 82.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Moelis & Co has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Janus Henderson Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Moelis & Co beats Janus Henderson Group on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Janus Henderson Group Company Profile

Janus Henderson Group plc is an asset management holding entity. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides services to institutional, retail clients, and high net worth clients. It manages separate client-focused equity and fixed income portfolios. The firm also manages equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds for its clients. It invests in public equity and fixed income markets, as well as invests in real estate and private equity. Janus Henderson Group plc was founded in 1934 and is based in London, United Kingdom with additional offices in Jersey, United Kingdom and Sydney, Australia.

Moelis & Co Company Profile

Moelis & Company, an investment bank, provides strategic and financial advisory services in the United States and internationally. It advises clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings, capital markets advisory, and other corporate finance matters. The company offers its services to public multinational corporations, governments, financial sponsors, middle market private companies, and individual entrepreneurs. It has strategic alliances with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.; and Alfaro, Dávila y Ríos, S.C. Moelis & Company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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