Leg & Gen Grp P/S (OTCMKTS:LGGNY) and Brightsphere Investment Group (NYSE:BSIG) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and profitability.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.1% of Leg & Gen Grp P/S shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.3% of Brightsphere Investment Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Brightsphere Investment Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Leg & Gen Grp P/S and Brightsphere Investment Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Leg & Gen Grp P/S||$52.17 billion||0.37||$2.44 billion||$1.95||8.42|
|Brightsphere Investment Group||$887.40 million||1.51||$4.20 million||$1.62||7.50|
Leg & Gen Grp P/S has higher revenue and earnings than Brightsphere Investment Group. Brightsphere Investment Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Leg & Gen Grp P/S, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Leg & Gen Grp P/S pays an annual dividend of $0.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Brightsphere Investment Group pays an annual dividend of $0.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Leg & Gen Grp P/S pays out 27.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Brightsphere Investment Group pays out 11.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Leg & Gen Grp P/S and Brightsphere Investment Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Leg & Gen Grp P/S||1||0||1||0||2.00|
|Brightsphere Investment Group||0||1||5||0||2.83|
Leg & Gen Grp P/S presently has a consensus target price of $21.00, indicating a potential upside of 27.89%. Brightsphere Investment Group has a consensus target price of $19.67, indicating a potential upside of 61.87%. Given Brightsphere Investment Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Brightsphere Investment Group is more favorable than Leg & Gen Grp P/S.
This table compares Leg & Gen Grp P/S and Brightsphere Investment Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Leg & Gen Grp P/S||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Brightsphere Investment Group||3.06%||138.53%||13.71%|
Brightsphere Investment Group beats Leg & Gen Grp P/S on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
Leg & Gen Grp P/S Company Profile
Legal & General Group Plc provides various insurance products and services worldwide. It operates in Legal & General Retirement (LGR), Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), Legal & General Capital (LGC), and General Insurance (GI) segments. The LGR segment offers annuity contracts with guaranteed income for a specified time; longevity insurance products for company pension schemes; and lifetime mortgages. The LGIM segment provides index fund management; active fixed income and liquidity management; solution and liability driven investment; active equity; and real estate funds. The LGC segment offers investment strategy and implementation, and direct investment and structuring services. The GI segment provides household and accident, sickness, unemployment, and pet insurance products. The company is also involved in insurance agency and brokerage, unit trust, institutional fund management, distribution, mortgage finance, treasury, SPV, building project and modular housing development, general insurance, and open ended investment businesses. It also engages in the real estate investment and trading, fund general partner, fund trustee, long term, commercial lending, venture and development capital, contractual scheme, real estate agency, private equity, management, investor alternative investment fund, collective asset-management, reinsurance, and investment management activities, as well as provides investment advisory and property services. The company was founded in 1836 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
Brightsphere Investment Group Company Profile
BrightSphere Investment Group plc is a publically owned asset management holding company. The firm provides its services to individuals and institutions. It manages separate client focused portfolios through its subsidiaries. The firm also launches equity mutual funds for its clients. It invests in public equity, fixed income, and alternative investment markets through its subsidiaries. The firm was founded in 1980 is based Boston, Massachusetts. It was formally known as OM Asset Management plc. BrightSphere Investment Group plc operates as a former subsidiary of Old Mutual Global Investors.
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