MAN Grp PLC/ADR (MNGPY) and Blackstone Group (BX) Head to Head Survey

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MAN Grp PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:MNGPY) and Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for MAN Grp PLC/ADR and Blackstone Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MAN Grp PLC/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00
Blackstone Group 0 1 10 0 2.91

Blackstone Group has a consensus target price of $44.65, suggesting a potential upside of 28.12%. Given Blackstone Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Blackstone Group is more favorable than MAN Grp PLC/ADR.

Dividends

MAN Grp PLC/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. Blackstone Group pays an annual dividend of $2.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.7%. MAN Grp PLC/ADR pays out 55.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Blackstone Group pays out 82.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Blackstone Group has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years. Blackstone Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

48.8% of Blackstone Group shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Blackstone Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares MAN Grp PLC/ADR and Blackstone Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MAN Grp PLC/ADR $1.07 billion 3.25 $255.00 million $0.20 10.75
Blackstone Group $7.12 billion 3.27 $1.47 billion $2.81 12.40

Blackstone Group has higher revenue and earnings than MAN Grp PLC/ADR. MAN Grp PLC/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Blackstone Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

MAN Grp PLC/ADR has a beta of 1.1, meaning that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Blackstone Group has a beta of 1.32, meaning that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares MAN Grp PLC/ADR and Blackstone Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MAN Grp PLC/ADR N/A N/A N/A
Blackstone Group 22.12% 22.64% 9.95%

Summary

Blackstone Group beats MAN Grp PLC/ADR on 15 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About MAN Grp PLC/ADR

Man Group plc provides alternative investment management services worldwide. The company offers a range of liquid investment products and solutions, which include quantitative and discretionary, long only and long short, and single and multi-manager. It distributes its products and solutions directly to institutions; and to private investors through a network of intermediaries. Man Group plc was founded in 1783 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

About Blackstone Group

The Blackstone Group L.P. is a publicly owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm also provides financial advisory services to its clients. It provides its services to public and corporate pension funds, academic, cultural, and charitable organizations, retirees, sovereign wealth funds, and institutional and individual investors. The firm manages separate client focused portfolios for its clients. It launches fixed income mutual funds. The firm also launches and manages private equity funds, real estate funds, funds of hedge funds, and credit-focused funds for its clients. It invests in private equity, public equity, fixed income, and alternative investment markets. The Blackstone Group L.P. was founded in 1985 and is based in New York City with additional offices in San Francisco, California, London, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Beijing, China, Dubai, UAE, Dusseldorf, Germany, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Mexico City, Mexico, Paris, France, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Seoul, Korea, Shanghai, China, Singapore, Sydney, Australia, Copenhagen, Denmark, Toronto, Canada, Baltimore, Maryland, and Tokyo, Japan.

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