RCS Capital Corp (NASDAQ: RCAP) and TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy and earnings.

Dividends

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. RCS Capital Corp does not pay a dividend. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation pays out 44.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares RCS Capital Corp and TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RCS Capital Corp N/A N/A N/A
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation 24.93% 16.02% 2.89%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for RCS Capital Corp and TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RCS Capital Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation 0 6 8 0 2.57

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation has a consensus target price of $41.60, suggesting a potential upside of 2.29%. Given TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation is more favorable than RCS Capital Corp.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.8% of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares RCS Capital Corp and TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RCS Capital Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation $3.38 billion 6.35 $850.17 million $1.61 25.26

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than RCS Capital Corp.

Summary

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation beats RCS Capital Corp on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

RCS Capital Corp Company Profile

RCS Capital Corporation is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the provision of retail advice through independent channel broker-dealers and registered investment advisers, wholesale distribution, investment banking, capital markets, investment management and investment research. The Company operates in six segments: Independent Retail Advice, which offers financial advice and investment solutions to investors through the network of financial advisors; Wholesale Distribution, which includes the Company’s alternative investment program activities; Investment Banking, Capital Markets and Transaction Management Services, which provides strategic advisory services focused on direct investment programs; Investment Management, which provides investment advisory, distribution and other services to the Hatteras family of funds; Investment Research, which provides focused research, consulting, training and education, and Corporate and Other, which include expenses of the Company.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation Company Profile

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation is a provider of securities brokerage services and related technology-based financial services. The Company provides its services to retail investors, traders and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs). The Company provides its services through the Internet, a national branch network and relationships with RIAs. The Company’s products and services include common and preferred stock, exchange-traded funds, options, futures, foreign exchange, mutual funds, fixed income, new and secondary issue securities, margin lending, cash management services and annuities. The Company uses its platform to offer brokerage services to retail investors and investment advisors. In addition, it also offers various products and services to retail clients, such as touch-tone trading, trading over the Internet, real-time quotes, extended trading hours and direct access to market destinations.

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