Comparing Siebert Financial (SIEB) & Freedom (FRHC)

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Siebert Financial (NASDAQ:SIEB) and Freedom (OTCMKTS:FRHC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Siebert Financial and Freedom’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Siebert Financial 25.77% 90.11% 75.71%
Freedom N/A -20.43% -6.99%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Siebert Financial and Freedom’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Siebert Financial $13.11 million 22.42 $2.15 million N/A N/A
Freedom $55.22 million 9.18 $19.23 million N/A N/A

Freedom has higher revenue and earnings than Siebert Financial.

Risk & Volatility

Siebert Financial has a beta of -0.45, suggesting that its stock price is 145% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Freedom has a beta of -0.9, suggesting that its stock price is 190% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

3.8% of Siebert Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 67.9% of Siebert Financial shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 82.1% of Freedom shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Siebert Financial and Freedom, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Siebert Financial 0 0 0 0 N/A
Freedom 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Siebert Financial beats Freedom on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Siebert Financial Company Profile

Siebert Financial Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the retail discount brokerage and investment advisory businesses. The company offers online and traditional brokerage, and related services to retail investors through a broker on the telephone, a wireless device, or through the Internet; various value added services, such as access to account information; independent retail execution services; and retail customer services. It also acts as an agent on various transactions for its self-directed retirement accounts, as well as lends customers a portion of the market value of certain securities held in the customer's account. In addition, the company provides custodial services; and data technology platform that offers services, such as email and messaging, market data systems and third party trading systems, business productivity tools, and customer relationship management systems. It maintains 10 retail discount brokerage offices. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Freedom Company Profile

Freedom Holding Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides retail securities brokerage, investment research and counseling, securities trading, market making, corporate investment banking, and underwriting services. The company offers investment brokerage services for exchange-traded and over-the-counter corporate equity and debt securities, money market instruments, exchange traded options and futures contracts, government bonds, and mutual funds; capital raising solutions for corporate clients through initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, and private investments in public entities; and debt capital markets solutions for emerging growth and small market companies, and financial sponsors. It has operations primarily in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Cyprus. The company was formerly known as BMB Munai, Inc. and changed its name to Freedom Holding Corp. Freedom Holding Corp. was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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