Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Investment Management” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Hamilton Lane to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

27.8% of Hamilton Lane shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.9% of shares of all “Investment Management” companies are owned by institutional investors. 62.9% of Hamilton Lane 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Hamilton Lane and its rivals’ 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 26.04% 108.73% 26.30%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hamilton Lane and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Hamilton Lane $179.82 million $610,000.00 -22.79
Hamilton Lane Competitors $997.73 million $160.92 million 830.84

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Hamilton Lane and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hamilton Lane 0 4 1 0 2.20
Hamilton Lane Competitors 665 2123 2180 36 2.32

Hamilton Lane currently has a consensus price target of $23.50, suggesting a potential downside of 32.16%. As a group, “Investment Management” companies have a potential upside of 13.30%. Given Hamilton Lane’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hamilton Lane has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

Hamilton Lane pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Hamilton Lane pays out -46.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Investment Management” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.4% and pay out 72.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Hamilton Lane rivals 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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