Calamos Asset Management (NASDAQ: CLMS) and OM Asset Management PLC (NYSE:OMAM) are both financials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Calamos Asset Management and OM Asset Management PLC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Calamos Asset Management 58.85% 2.51% 13.51%
OM Asset Management PLC 16.48% 81.34% 12.55%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.5% of Calamos Asset Management shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.2% of OM Asset Management PLC shares are held by institutional investors. 20.4% of Calamos Asset Management shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of OM Asset Management PLC shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Calamos Asset Management and OM Asset Management PLC, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Calamos Asset Management 0 1 0 0 2.00
OM Asset Management PLC 0 1 6 0 2.86

Calamos Asset Management presently has a consensus target price of $6.75, suggesting a potential downside of 18.48%. OM Asset Management PLC has a consensus target price of $17.30, suggesting a potential upside of 15.80%. Given OM Asset Management PLC’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe OM Asset Management PLC is more favorable than Calamos Asset Management.

Dividends

Calamos Asset Management pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.2%. OM Asset Management PLC pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Calamos Asset Management pays out 1,200.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. OM Asset Management PLC pays out 36.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Calamos Asset Management and OM Asset Management PLC’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Calamos Asset Management N/A N/A N/A $0.05 165.60
OM Asset Management PLC $710.10 million 2.41 $164.20 million $0.98 15.25

OM Asset Management PLC has higher revenue and earnings than Calamos Asset Management. OM Asset Management PLC is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Calamos Asset Management, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Calamos Asset Management has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, OM Asset Management PLC has a beta of 1.71, indicating that its share price is 71% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

OM Asset Management PLC beats Calamos Asset Management on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Calamos Asset Management Company Profile

Calamos Asset Management, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is the manager of Calamos Investments LLC, which owns and manages its operating companies. The Company provides investment advisory services to individuals and institutional investors through investment products that include open-end and closed-end funds (Funds), an exchange traded fund, separate accounts, offshore funds and partnerships. The subsidiaries through which the Company provides these services include Calamos Advisors LLC (CAL), an investment advisor; Calamos Financial Services LLC (CFS), a broker-dealer; Calamos Wealth Management LLC, an investment advisor, and Calamos Investments LLP, a United Kingdom-based investment advisor, and a distributor of the offshore funds and Company products.

OM Asset Management PLC Company Profile

OM Asset Management plc is a global, diversified, multi-boutique asset management company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated its business through its eight Affiliates, each of which operated autonomously and employed its own investment processes. Its Affiliates include Acadian Asset Management LLC; Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, LLC; Campbell Global, LLC; Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC; Heitman LLC; Investment Counselors of Maryland, LLC; Landmark Partners, LLC, and Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley LLC. It works with boutique asset managers, and the Company leverages the resources within its organization to engage with its Affiliates and provide them with capabilities unavailable to specialist asset management firms. The Company works with its Affiliates to identify and execute upon opportunities for their businesses in areas, such as business line expansion and product development, as well as activities required for the operation of investment boutiques.

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