Financial Contrast: Gamco Investors (GBL) vs. Its Rivals
Gamco Investors (NYSE: GBL) is one of 55 publicly-traded companies in the “Investment Management & Fund Operators” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Gamco Investors to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Gamco Investors and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Gamco Investors||$353.00 million||$117.12 million||7.90|
|Gamco Investors Competitors||$6.06 billion||$896.42 million||14.97|
Gamco Investors’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Gamco Investors. Gamco Investors is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Risk and Volatility
Gamco Investors has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gamco Investors’ peers have a beta of 1.26, meaning that their average share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Gamco Investors and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Gamco Investors Competitors||285||1660||1775||57||2.42|
As a group, “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies have a potential upside of 0.26%. Given Gamco Investors’ peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Gamco Investors has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
This table compares Gamco Investors and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Gamco Investors Competitors||-210.01%||-1.67%||3.16%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
25.5% of Gamco Investors shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies are owned by institutional investors. 79.0% of Gamco Investors shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of shares of all “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Gamco Investors pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Gamco Investors pays out 2.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.6% and pay out 47.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Gamco Investors has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.
Gamco Investors peers beat Gamco Investors on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
Gamco Investors Company Profile
GAMCO Investors, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a provider of investment advisory services to open and closed-end funds, institutional and private wealth management investors principally in the United States. The Company operates through the investment advisory and asset management business segment. It manages assets on a discretionary basis and invests in securities through various investment styles. Its assets under management are organized into three groups: Institutional and Private Wealth Management; Open and Closed-End Funds, and the GAMCO International SICAV (SICAV). The Company provides advisory services to a range of investors, including corporate retirement plans, foundations, endowments and private wealth clients, and also serves as sub-advisor to third-party investment funds, including registered investment companies. As of December 31, 2016, it had provided advisory services to 21 open-end funds, 15 closed-end funds and one exchange traded managed fund.
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