Ameriprise Financial Services (NYSE: AMP) is one of 53 public companies in the “Investment Management & Fund Operators” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Ameriprise Financial Services to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Ameriprise Financial Services and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ameriprise Financial Services 1 4 4 0 2.33
Ameriprise Financial Services Competitors 357 1780 1798 62 2.39

Ameriprise Financial Services currently has a consensus price target of $145.85, indicating a potential upside of 3.27%. As a group, “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies have a potential upside of 5.95%. Given Ameriprise Financial Services’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ameriprise Financial Services has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Ameriprise Financial Services has a beta of 1.86, indicating that its stock price is 86% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ameriprise Financial Services’ rivals have a beta of 1.23, indicating that their average stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ameriprise Financial Services and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Ameriprise Financial Services $12.00 billion $2.90 billion 16.09
Ameriprise Financial Services Competitors $3.00 billion $961.92 million 6.62

Ameriprise Financial Services has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Ameriprise Financial Services is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Ameriprise Financial Services and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ameriprise Financial Services 11.81% 26.54% 1.20%
Ameriprise Financial Services Competitors -48.69% 10.28% 5.73%

Dividends

Ameriprise Financial Services pays an annual dividend of $3.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Ameriprise Financial Services pays out 37.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.8% and pay out 49.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Ameriprise Financial Services has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

79.4% of Ameriprise Financial Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.0% of shares of all “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Ameriprise Financial Services shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Ameriprise Financial Services beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Ameriprise Financial Services Company Profile

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. is a financial services company that offers financial solutions to individual and institutional clients. The Company operates in five segments: Advice & Wealth Management; Asset Management; Annuities; Protection, and Corporate & Other. The Company uses Ameriprise Financial as its enterprise brand, as well as the name of its advisor network and certain of its retail products and services. The retail products and services that use the Ameriprise Financial brand include those that it provides through its advisors (financial planning, investment advisory accounts and retail brokerage services) and products and services that the Company markets directly to consumers or through affinity groups (personal auto and home insurance). The Company uses its RiverSource brand for its annuity and protection products issued by the RiverSource Life companies, including its life and disability income insurance products.

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