Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Professional Information Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Broadridge Financial Solutions to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.8% of Broadridge Financial Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.5% of Broadridge Financial Solutions shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.6% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Broadridge Financial Solutions has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Broadridge Financial Solutions’ rivals have a beta of 0.99, indicating that their average share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Broadridge Financial Solutions and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Broadridge Financial Solutions $4.14 billion $704.70 million 28.87
Broadridge Financial Solutions Competitors $3.19 billion $932.62 million 16.13

Broadridge Financial Solutions has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Broadridge Financial Solutions 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.

Dividends

Broadridge Financial Solutions pays an annual dividend of $1.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Broadridge Financial Solutions pays out 53.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Professional Information Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 30.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Broadridge Financial Solutions has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Broadridge Financial Solutions 7.89% 37.99% 12.30%
Broadridge Financial Solutions Competitors 7.26% 27.29% 5.05%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Broadridge Financial Solutions and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Broadridge Financial Solutions 0 3 0 0 2.00
Broadridge Financial Solutions Competitors 140 622 718 13 2.40

Broadridge Financial Solutions presently has a consensus target price of $74.00, indicating a potential downside of 6.12%. As a group, “Professional Information Services” companies have a potential upside of 1.53%. Given Broadridge Financial Solutions’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Broadridge Financial Solutions has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Broadridge Financial Solutions rivals beat Broadridge Financial Solutions on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Broadridge Financial Solutions Company Profile

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (Broadridge) is a provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions to banks, broker-dealers, mutual funds and corporate issuers. The Company’s segments include Investor Communication Solutions, and Global Technology and Operations. The Company offers Bank/Broker-Dealer Investor Communication Solutions, Customer Communication Solutions, Corporate Issuer Solutions, Advisor Solutions and Mutual Fund and Retirement Solutions through Investor Communication Solutions segment. The Company offers a middle- and back-office securities processing platform for North American and global broker-dealers. Its services include investor and customer communications, securities processing, and data and analytics solutions. The Company delivers a range of solutions that helps its clients serve their retail and institutional customers across the entire investment lifecycle, including pre-trade, trade, and post-trade processing functionality.

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