Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) and Global Arena (OTCMKTS:GAHC) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.
Risk and Volatility
Goldman Sachs Group has a beta of 1.23, meaning that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Arena has a beta of 2.37, meaning that its stock price is 137% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Goldman Sachs Group and Global Arena’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Goldman Sachs Group||28.92%||13.84%||1.09%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Goldman Sachs Group and Global Arena, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Goldman Sachs Group||2||7||6||0||2.27|
Goldman Sachs Group presently has a consensus target price of $260.33, indicating a potential upside of 31.31%. Given Goldman Sachs Group’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Goldman Sachs Group is more favorable than Global Arena.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Goldman Sachs Group and Global Arena’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Goldman Sachs Group||$36.62 billion||1.99||$10.46 billion||$25.27||7.85|
|Global Arena||$530,000.00||6.16||-$13.68 million||N/A||N/A|
Goldman Sachs Group has higher revenue and earnings than Global Arena.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
68.4% of Goldman Sachs Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Goldman Sachs Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Global Arena shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Goldman Sachs Group pays an annual dividend of $3.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Global Arena does not pay a dividend. Goldman Sachs Group pays out 12.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Goldman Sachs Group has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.
Goldman Sachs Group beats Global Arena on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Goldman Sachs Group
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. operates as an investment banking, securities, and investment management company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending, and Investment Management. The Investment Banking segment provides financial advisory services, including strategic advisory assignments related to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate defense activities, restructurings, spin-offs, and risk management; and underwriting services, such as debt and equity underwriting of public offerings and private placements of various securities and other financial instruments, as well as derivative transactions with public and private sector clients. The Institutional Client Services segment is involved in client execution activities related to making markets in cash and derivative instruments for interest rate products, credit products, mortgages, currencies, commodities, and equities; and provision of securities services comprising financing, securities lending, and other prime brokerage services, as well as markets in and clears client transactions on primary stock, options, and futures exchanges. The Investing & Lending segment invests in and originates longer-term loans to provide financing to clients; and makes investments in debt securities and loans, public and private equity securities, and infrastructure and real estate entities, as well as provides unsecured and secured loans to retail clients through its digital platforms. The Investment Management segment offers investment management products and services; and wealth advisory services consisting of portfolio management, financial planning and counseling, and brokerage and other transaction services. The company serves corporations, financial institutions, governments, and individuals. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
About Global Arena
Global Arena Holding Inc., through its subsidiary, Global Election Services, Inc., provides technology-enabled election services primarily for organized labor associations in the United States. The company is based in New York, New York.
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