Moelis & Company (MC) and Its Rivals Head-To-Head Analysis

Moelis & Company (NYSE: MC) is one of 103 public companies in the “INVEST BKRS/MGMT” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Moelis & Company to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

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Moelis & Company has a beta of 1.75, suggesting that its share price is 75% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Moelis & Company’s peers have a beta of 3.44, suggesting that their average share price is 244% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Moelis & Company pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Moelis & Company pays out 238.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “INVEST BKRS/MGMT” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.8% and pay out 59.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Moelis & Company has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Moelis & Company and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Moelis & Company $684.61 million $29.40 million 61.20
Moelis & Company Competitors $2.91 billion $409.20 million -21.30

Moelis & Company’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Moelis & Company. Moelis & Company is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Moelis & Company and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Moelis & Company 4.29% 47.12% 21.75%
Moelis & Company Competitors 12.59% 7.22% 7.90%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Moelis & Company and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Moelis & Company 0 1 3 0 2.75
Moelis & Company Competitors 671 3631 4243 187 2.45

Moelis & Company currently has a consensus price target of $50.25, suggesting a potential upside of 3.93%. As a group, “INVEST BKRS/MGMT” companies have a potential upside of 14.96%. Given Moelis & Company’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Moelis & Company has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

54.8% of Moelis & Company shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of shares of all “INVEST BKRS/MGMT” companies are owned by institutional investors. 52.6% of Moelis & Company shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.1% of shares of all “INVEST BKRS/MGMT” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Moelis & Company beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Moelis & Company Company Profile

Moelis & Company, an investment bank, provides strategic and financial advisory services in the United States and internationally. It advises clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings, capital markets advisory, and other corporate finance matters. The company offers its services to public multinational corporations, governments, financial sponsors, middle market private companies, and individual entrepreneurs. It has strategic alliances with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.; and Alfaro, Dávila y Ríos, S.C. Moelis & Company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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