Artisan Partners Asset Management (NYSE: APAM) is one of 56 public companies in the “Investment Management” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Artisan Partners Asset Management to similar businesses based off the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Artisan Partners Asset Management and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Artisan Partners Asset Management 11.37% 78.75% 9.79%
Artisan Partners Asset Management Competitors 30.09% 112.59% 29.74%

Dividends

Artisan Partners Asset Management pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.1%. Artisan Partners Asset Management pays out 145.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Investment Management” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.8% and pay out 66.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Artisan Partners Asset Management has a beta of 1.76, suggesting that its share price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Artisan Partners Asset Management’s peers have a beta of 1.41, suggesting that their average share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Artisan Partners Asset Management and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Artisan Partners Asset Management $745.91 million $250.43 million 18.06
Artisan Partners Asset Management Competitors $862.41 million $243.32 million -7.90

Artisan Partners Asset Management’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Artisan Partners Asset Management. Artisan Partners Asset Management is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Artisan Partners Asset Management and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Artisan Partners Asset Management 1 4 2 0 2.14
Artisan Partners Asset Management Competitors 661 2022 1951 37 2.29

Artisan Partners Asset Management currently has a consensus price target of $29.50, indicating a potential downside of 1.01%. All “Investment Management” companies have a potential upside of 0.56%. Given Artisan Partners Asset Management’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Artisan Partners Asset Management has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

99.8% of Artisan Partners Asset Management shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.0% of shares of all “Investment Management” companies are owned by institutional investors. 30.0% of Artisan Partners Asset Management shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 26.8% of shares of all “Investment Management” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Artisan Partners Asset Management peers beat Artisan Partners Asset Management on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Artisan Partners Asset Management Company Profile

Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. is an investment management company. The Company provides a range of the United States, non-United States and global investment strategies, each of which is managed by one of its investment teams. The Company provides investment management services to separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles. The Company offers its investment management services primarily to institutions and through intermediaries that operate with institutional-like decision-making processes and have long-term investment horizons. The Company provides clients with multiple equity investment strategies spanning market capitalization segments and investing styles in both the United States and non-United States markets. The Company also offers one fixed income strategy, the Artisan High Income strategy. Each strategy is managed by one of the investment teams.

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