Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) is one of 62 public companies in the “Investment Management” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Hamilton Lane to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

27.1% of Hamilton Lane shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.7% of shares of all “Investment Management” companies are held by institutional investors. 62.9% of Hamilton Lane shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 26.8% of shares of all “Investment Management” companies are held 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.

Dividends

Hamilton Lane pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Hamilton Lane pays out -137.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Investment Management” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.3% and pay out 65.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Hamilton Lane and its competitors’ 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
Hamilton Lane Competitors 29.72% 104.24% 27.36%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hamilton Lane and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Hamilton Lane $179.82 million $610,000.00 -55.22
Hamilton Lane Competitors $989.97 million $159.22 million 253.47

Hamilton Lane’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Hamilton Lane. Hamilton Lane is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Hamilton Lane and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hamilton Lane 0 4 1 0 2.20
Hamilton Lane Competitors 657 2103 2145 34 2.32

Hamilton Lane presently has a consensus target price of $23.25, suggesting a potential downside of 17.44%. As a group, “Investment Management” companies have a potential downside of 1.59%. Given Hamilton Lane’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hamilton Lane has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Hamilton Lane competitors beat Hamilton Lane on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

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.

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