Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (NYSE: OZM) and Silvercrest Asset Management Group (NASDAQ:SAMG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and profitabiliy.

Volatility & Risk

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group has a beta of 1.25, indicating that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Silvercrest Asset Management Group has a beta of 1.29, indicating that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Och-Ziff Capital Management Group and Silvercrest Asset Management Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group $721.07 million 0.79 -$110.19 million ($0.41) -7.51
Silvercrest Asset Management Group $82.95 million 1.32 $18.58 million $0.67 20.15

Silvercrest Asset Management Group has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Och-Ziff Capital Management Group. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Silvercrest Asset Management Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Silvercrest Asset Management Group pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group pays out -19.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Silvercrest Asset Management Group pays out 71.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Profitability

This table compares Och-Ziff Capital Management Group and Silvercrest Asset Management Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group -8.27% -41.72% 9.21%
Silvercrest Asset Management Group 6.50% 16.32% 10.42%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

53.4% of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.6% of Silvercrest Asset Management Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 60.3% of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.6% of Silvercrest Asset Management Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Och-Ziff Capital Management Group and Silvercrest Asset Management Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group 0 6 1 0 2.14
Silvercrest Asset Management Group 0 0 1 0 3.00

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group presently has a consensus price target of $3.50, suggesting a potential upside of 13.64%. Given Och-Ziff Capital Management Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Och-Ziff Capital Management Group is more favorable than Silvercrest Asset Management Group.

Summary

Silvercrest Asset Management Group beats Och-Ziff Capital Management Group on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Och-Ziff Capital Management Group

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (Och-Ziff) is an institutional alternative asset manager. The Company provides asset management services through its funds, which pursue a range of global investment opportunities. The Company operates through two segments: the Och-Ziff Funds and real estate business. The Och-Ziff Funds segment provides asset management services to its multi-strategy funds, credit funds and other alternative investment vehicles. The real estate business segment provides asset management services to its real estate funds and is included within Other Operations. The Company offers customized solutions within and across its product platforms to help its fund investors meet their investment objectives. The Company’s global multi-strategy fund, The OZ Master Fund, allocates capital between its investment strategies in North America, Europe and Asia based on market conditions and investment opportunities.

About Silvercrest Asset Management Group

Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc. (Silvercrest) is a full-service wealth management firm focused on providing financial advisory and related family office services to ultra-high net worth individuals and institutional investors. The Company offers a suite of family office services for families seeking oversight of financial affairs. It advises clients on traditional investment strategies focused on equities, fixed income and cash, as well as non-traditional investment strategies, including hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate and commodities. It offers clients an array of investment solutions together with an array of non-proprietary solutions offered by unaffiliated firms selected. Silvercrest’s family office services include financial planning; tax planning and preparation; partnership accounting and fund administration; consolidated wealth reporting; estate or trust agency, and art consultancy and management.

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