Head to Head Survey: Greenhill & Co., Inc. (GHL) versus Siebert Financial (SIEB)

Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE:GHL) and Siebert Financial (NASDAQ:SIEB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Dividends

Greenhill & Co., Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Siebert Financial does not pay a dividend. Greenhill & Co., Inc. pays out -71.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Greenhill & Co., Inc. and Siebert Financial’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Greenhill & Co., Inc. $239.18 million 2.14 -$26.65 million ($0.28) -89.18
Siebert Financial $13.11 million 22.42 $2.15 million N/A N/A

Siebert Financial has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Greenhill & Co., Inc..

Profitability

This table compares Greenhill & Co., Inc. and Siebert Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Greenhill & Co., Inc. 0.56% 16.89% 4.20%
Siebert Financial 25.77% 90.11% 75.71%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.8% of Greenhill & Co., Inc. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.8% of Siebert Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.6% of Greenhill & Co., Inc. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 67.9% of Siebert Financial shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Greenhill & Co., Inc. has a beta of 1.16, suggesting that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Siebert Financial has a beta of -0.45, suggesting that its share price is 145% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Greenhill & Co., Inc. and Siebert Financial, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Greenhill & Co., Inc. 4 0 1 0 1.40
Siebert Financial 0 0 0 0 N/A

Greenhill & Co., Inc. presently has a consensus target price of $21.40, suggesting a potential downside of 14.30%. Given Greenhill & Co., Inc.’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Greenhill & Co., Inc. is more favorable than Siebert Financial.

Greenhill & Co., Inc. Company Profile

Greenhill & Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an independent investment bank for corporations, partnerships, institutions, and governments worldwide. The company provides financial advisory services primarily related to mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, financings, and capital raisings. It is also involved in the provision of advisory services to clients in relation to divestitures, spin-offs, and other strategic transactions, as well as various stages of these transactions ranging from initial structuring to final execution. In addition, the company advises clients on strategic matters, such as activist response, defensive tactics, special committee projects, licensing deals, joint ventures, valuation, negotiation tactics, industry dynamics, structuring alternatives, and timing and pricing of transactions, as well as financing alternatives. Further, it advises debtors, creditors, governments, pension funds, and other stakeholders in companies experiencing financial distress, as well as potential acquirers of distressed companies and assets. Additionally, the company assists the clients in identifying and capitalizing on potential incremental sources of value, as well as who seek court-assisted reorganizations by developing and seeking approval for plans of reorganization. It advises on capital structures and sales or recapitalizations; other financing matters, including debt issuances, equity financings, and exchange offers; and initial public offerings and other equity capital market transactions. The company also assists general partners and sponsors in raising capital for new private funds; and provides related advisory services to pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, and other institutional investors, as well as on primary and secondary market transactions, and real estate funds. Greenhill & Co., Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Siebert Financial Company Profile

Siebert Financial Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the retail discount brokerage and investment advisory businesses. The company offers online and traditional brokerage, and related services to retail investors through a broker on the telephone, a wireless device, or through the Internet; various value added services, such as access to account information; independent retail execution services; and retail customer services. It also acts as an agent on various transactions for its self-directed retirement accounts, as well as lends customers a portion of the market value of certain securities held in the customer's account. In addition, the company provides custodial services; and data technology platform that offers services, such as email and messaging, market data systems and third party trading systems, business productivity tools, and customer relationship management systems. It maintains 10 retail discount brokerage offices. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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