Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) and Calamos Asset Management (NASDAQ:CLMS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.7% of Hamilton Lane shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.5% of Calamos Asset Management shares are held by institutional investors. 62.9% of Hamilton Lane shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 20.4% of Calamos Asset Management shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Hamilton Lane and Calamos Asset Management, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hamilton Lane 0 3 2 0 2.40
Calamos Asset Management 0 0 0 0 N/A

Hamilton Lane currently has a consensus target price of $21.25, suggesting a potential downside of 6.76%. Given Hamilton Lane’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Hamilton Lane is more favorable than Calamos Asset Management.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hamilton Lane N/A N/A N/A
Calamos Asset Management 58.85% 2.51% 13.51%

Dividends

Hamilton Lane pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Calamos Asset Management pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.2%. 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.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hamilton Lane $192.96 million 2.28 $87.34 million N/A N/A
Calamos Asset Management N/A N/A N/A $0.05 165.60

Hamilton Lane has higher revenue and earnings than Calamos Asset Management.

Summary

Hamilton Lane beats Calamos Asset Management on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hamilton Lane Company Profile

Hamilton Lane Incorporated is a global private markets investment solutions provider. The Company works with its clients to conceive, structure, build out, manage and monitor portfolios of private markets funds and direct investments, and it helps them access a set of such investment opportunities around the world. It offers a range of investment solutions across a range of private markets, including private equity, private credit, real estate, infrastructure, natural resources, growth equity and venture capital. These solutions are constructed from a range of investment types, including primary investments in funds managed by third-party managers, direct/co-investments alongside such funds and acquisitions of secondary stakes in such funds, with a range of its clients utilizing multiple investment types. These solutions are offered in a range of formats covering some or all phases of private markets investment programs, such as Customized Separate Accounts and Specialized Funds.

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.

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