Ameriprise Financial (NYSE: MN) and Manning and Napier (NYSE:MN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Ameriprise Financial and Manning and Napier’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ameriprise Financial||$12.03 billion||1.74||$1.48 billion||$12.27||12.02|
|Manning and Napier||$201.53 million||0.21||$3.58 million||$0.40||6.88|
Volatility & Risk
Ameriprise Financial has a beta of 1.81, meaning that its stock price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Manning and Napier has a beta of 1.25, meaning that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Ameriprise Financial pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Manning and Napier pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.6%. Ameriprise Financial pays out 29.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Manning and Napier pays out 80.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Ameriprise Financial has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Ameriprise Financial and Manning and Napier, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Manning and Napier||0||1||0||0||2.00|
Ameriprise Financial currently has a consensus price target of $166.00, suggesting a potential upside of 12.57%. Manning and Napier has a consensus price target of $4.00, suggesting a potential upside of 45.45%. Given Manning and Napier’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Manning and Napier is more favorable than Ameriprise Financial.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
81.4% of Ameriprise Financial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.5% of Manning and Napier shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Ameriprise Financial shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.4% of Manning and Napier shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Ameriprise Financial and Manning and Napier’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Manning and Napier||1.12%||15.05%||10.35%|
Ameriprise Financial beats Manning and Napier on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
Ameriprise Financial Company Profile
Ameriprise Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various financial products and services to individual and institutional clients in the United States and internationally. It operates through Advice & Wealth Management, Asset Management, Annuities, and Protection segments. The Advice & Wealth Management segment provides financial planning and advice, as well as full-service brokerage services primarily to retail clients through its advisors. The Asset Management segment offers investment management and advice, and investment products to retail, high net worth, and institutional clients through unaffiliated third party financial institutions and institutional sales force. This segment's products include U.S. mutual funds and their non-U.S. equivalents, exchange-traded funds, variable product funds underlying insurance, and annuity separate accounts; and institutional asset management products, such as traditional asset classes, separately managed accounts, individually managed accounts, collateralized loan obligations, hedge funds, collective funds, and property funds. The Annuities segment provides variable and fixed annuity products to individual clients through affiliated and unaffiliated advisors, and financial institutions. The Protection segment offers various products to address the protection and risk management needs of retail clients, including life, disability income, and property casualty insurance through advisors and affinity relationships. The company was formerly known as American Express Financial Corporation and changed its name to Ameriprise Financial, Inc. in September 2005. Ameriprise Financial, Inc. was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Manning and Napier Company Profile
Manning & Napier, Inc. is publicly owned investment manager. It provides its services to net worth individuals and institutions, including 401(k) plans, pension plans, taft-hartley plans, endowments and foundations. The firm manages separate client-focused equity and fixed income portfolios. It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets of the United States. The firm employs fundamental analysis along with a combination of bottom-up and top-down stock picking approach to create its portfolios. Manning & Napier, Inc. was founded in 1970 and is based in Fairport, New York with additional offices in Dublin, Ohio; St. Petersburg, Florida; and Chicago, Illinois.
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