HARGREAVES LANS/ADR (HRGLY) versus The Competition Head to Head Survey

HARGREAVES LANS/ADR (OTCMKTS: HRGLY) is one of 35 public companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare HARGREAVES LANS/ADR to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

HARGREAVES LANS/ADR has a beta of 1.96, suggesting that its stock price is 96% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HARGREAVES LANS/ADR’s peers have a beta of 1.70, suggesting that their average stock price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares HARGREAVES LANS/ADR and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
HARGREAVES LANS/ADR $602.86 million $318.29 million 34.77
HARGREAVES LANS/ADR Competitors $5.92 billion $668.80 million 16.32

HARGREAVES LANS/ADR’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than HARGREAVES LANS/ADR. HARGREAVES LANS/ADR is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

HARGREAVES LANS/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. HARGREAVES LANS/ADR pays out 79.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.3% and pay out 30.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. HARGREAVES LANS/ADR lags its peers as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares HARGREAVES LANS/ADR and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HARGREAVES LANS/ADR N/A N/A N/A
HARGREAVES LANS/ADR Competitors 13.33% -49.73% -1.00%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for HARGREAVES LANS/ADR and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HARGREAVES LANS/ADR 1 0 0 0 1.00
HARGREAVES LANS/ADR Competitors 224 860 1085 52 2.43

As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 37.16%. Given HARGREAVES LANS/ADR’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe HARGREAVES LANS/ADR has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

55.2% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.9% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held by company 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.

Summary

HARGREAVES LANS/ADR peers beat HARGREAVES LANS/ADR on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About HARGREAVES LANS/ADR

Hargreaves Lansdown plc provides direct-to-investor investment services for individuals and corporates in the United Kingdom and Poland. Its flagship service is Vantage, a direct-to-investor platform. The company offers stocks and shares individual savings accounts (ISAs), fund and share accounts, self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs), and lifetime ISAs. It also provides pension services, including SIPPs, annuities, drawdown, and mix and match pensions; share dealing services, such as overseas share dealing, initial public offerings and share offers, certificated share dealing, and exchange traded funds and exchange traded commodities/currencies; and fund dealing services. In addition, the company offers personal and business currency services; Junior ISA, SIPP, and investment accounts; and financial advisory services comprising investment management, lump sum investment, pension consolidation, portfolio restructuring, retirement planning, and estate planning services. Hargreaves Lansdown plc was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Bristol, the United Kingdom.

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