Westwood Holdings Group (NYSE:WHG) and Janus Henderson Group (NYSE:JHG) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Westwood Holdings Group and Janus Henderson Group, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Westwood Holdings Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Janus Henderson Group||2||3||1||0||1.83|
Westwood Holdings Group pays an annual dividend of $2.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.1%. Janus Henderson Group pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. Janus Henderson Group pays out 52.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Westwood Holdings Group has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years. Westwood Holdings Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
67.1% of Westwood Holdings Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.0% of Janus Henderson Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.7% of Westwood Holdings Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.1% of Janus Henderson Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Westwood Holdings Group and Janus Henderson Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Westwood Holdings Group||$122.30 million||2.63||$26.75 million||N/A||N/A|
|Janus Henderson Group||$2.31 billion||2.12||$523.80 million||$2.74||9.07|
Janus Henderson Group has higher revenue and earnings than Westwood Holdings Group.
Risk and Volatility
Westwood Holdings Group has a beta of 1.39, meaning that its share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Janus Henderson Group has a beta of 1.18, meaning that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Westwood Holdings Group and Janus Henderson Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Westwood Holdings Group||21.87%||17.83%||15.44%|
|Janus Henderson Group||22.53%||11.05%||7.77%|
Westwood Holdings Group beats Janus Henderson Group on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Westwood Holdings Group
Westwood Holdings Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manages investment assets and provides services for its clients. The company operates in two segments, Advisory and Trust. The Advisory segment provides investment advisory services to corporate retirement plans, public retirement plans, endowments, foundations, individuals, and the Westwood Funds; and investment sub-advisory services to mutual funds, pooled investment vehicles, and its Trust segment. The Trust segment offers trust and custodial services; and participates in common trust funds that it sponsors to institutions and high net worth individuals. Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
About Janus Henderson Group
Janus Henderson Group plc is an asset management holding entity. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides services to institutional, retail clients, and high net worth clients. It manages separate client-focused equity and fixed income portfolios. The firm also manages equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds for its clients. It invests in public equity and fixed income markets, as well as invests in real estate and private equity. Janus Henderson Group plc was founded in 1934 and is based in London, United Kingdom with additional offices in Jersey, United Kingdom and Sydney, Australia.
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