Silvercrest Asset Management Group (NASDAQ: SAMG) and Invesco PLC (NYSE:IVZ) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Silvercrest Asset Management Group and Invesco PLC’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Silvercrest Asset Management Group $82.95 million 1.32 $18.58 million $0.67 20.15
Invesco PLC $4.78 billion 3.07 $1.34 billion $2.19 16.46

Invesco PLC has higher revenue and earnings than Silvercrest Asset Management Group. Invesco PLC 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

73.6% of Silvercrest Asset Management Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.8% of Invesco PLC shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.6% of Silvercrest Asset Management Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of Invesco PLC shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Silvercrest Asset Management Group pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Invesco PLC pays an annual dividend of $1.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Silvercrest Asset Management Group pays out 71.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Invesco PLC pays out 53.0% 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. Invesco PLC has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Risk and Volatility

Silvercrest Asset Management Group has a beta of 1.29, suggesting that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Invesco PLC has a beta of 1.81, suggesting that its stock price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Silvercrest Asset Management Group and Invesco PLC, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Silvercrest Asset Management Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
Invesco PLC 0 2 9 1 2.92

Invesco PLC has a consensus target price of $36.79, indicating a potential upside of 2.06%. Given Invesco PLC’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Invesco PLC is more favorable than Silvercrest Asset Management Group.

Profitability

This table compares Silvercrest Asset Management Group and Invesco PLC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Silvercrest Asset Management Group 6.50% 16.32% 10.42%
Invesco PLC 18.94% 12.51% 3.88%

Summary

Invesco PLC beats Silvercrest Asset Management Group on 12 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Invesco PLC

Invesco Ltd. (Invesco) is an independent investment management company. The Company provides a range of investment capabilities and outcomes, which are delivered through a set of investment vehicles, to help clients achieve their investment objectives. It has a presence in the retail and institutional markets within the investment management industry in North America; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific. Its Jemstep solution provides wealth management home offices and their advisors with a suite of technology solutions that are customizable and are integrated into existing systems. The solution offers advisors an open architecture platform that includes Invesco’s fundamental and factor-based investment strategies. It offers retail products within various asset classes. It offers a suite of domestic and global strategies, including traditional and quantitative equities, fixed income and absolute return strategies.

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