Silvercrest Asset Management Group (SAMG) vs. Moelis & Co (MC) Critical Survey

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Silvercrest Asset Management Group (NASDAQ:SAMG) and Moelis & Co (NYSE:MC) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Silvercrest Asset Management 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
Silvercrest Asset Management Group $91.36 million 2.01 $5.33 million N/A N/A
Moelis & Co $684.61 million 2.96 $29.40 million $2.29 15.76

Moelis & Co has higher revenue and earnings than Silvercrest Asset Management Group.

Dividends

Silvercrest Asset Management Group pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Moelis & Co pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. 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 increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Moelis & Co is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Risk and Volatility

Silvercrest Asset Management Group has a beta of 0.64, indicating that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Moelis & Co has a beta of 1.91, indicating that its stock price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Silvercrest Asset Management Group and Moelis & Co, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Silvercrest Asset Management Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
Moelis & Co 0 2 5 0 2.71

Silvercrest Asset Management Group currently has a consensus price target of $20.00, indicating a potential upside of 46.41%. Moelis & Co has a consensus price target of $58.43, indicating a potential upside of 61.90%. Given Moelis & Co’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Moelis & Co is more favorable than Silvercrest Asset Management Group.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

49.5% of Silvercrest Asset Management Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.6% of Moelis & Co shares are held by institutional investors. 10.2% of Silvercrest Asset Management 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, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Silvercrest Asset Management Group and Moelis & Co’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Silvercrest Asset Management Group 6.76% 19.13% 12.81%
Moelis & Co 9.39% 53.14% 24.46%

Summary

Moelis & Co beats Silvercrest Asset Management Group on 14 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Silvercrest Asset Management Group Company Profile

Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc., a wealth management firm, provides financial advisory and related family office services in the United States. The company serves ultra-high net worth individuals and families, as well as their trusts; endowments; foundations; and other institutional investors. It also manages funds of funds and other investment funds. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Moelis & Co Company Profile

Moelis & Company is a global investment bank. The firm provides services relating to mergers & acquisitions, recapitalization & restructuring, capital markets and financial institution advisory; private funds; shareholder defense and strategic alliances. The firm's expertise is into global energy; IPO advisory; technology, media, telecommunication sectors. The firm serves clients from 19 geographic locations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. The firm supports clients through all phases of the business cycle. Moelis & Company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in New York, New York with additional offices in the United States; Europe; Asia; Australia and Middle East

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