Analyzing IG GRP HOLDINGS/S (IGGHY) & PJT Partners (PJT)

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IG GRP HOLDINGS/S (OTCMKTS:IGGHY) and PJT Partners (NYSE:PJT) are both financial services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Dividends

PJT Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. IG GRP HOLDINGS/S does not pay a dividend. PJT Partners pays out 10.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for IG GRP HOLDINGS/S and PJT Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IG GRP HOLDINGS/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
PJT Partners 0 1 2 0 2.67

PJT Partners has a consensus price target of $59.00, indicating a potential upside of 44.04%. Given PJT Partners’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PJT Partners is more favorable than IG GRP HOLDINGS/S.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

63.7% of PJT Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of PJT Partners shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares IG GRP HOLDINGS/S and PJT Partners’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IG GRP HOLDINGS/S N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
PJT Partners $580.25 million 1.61 $42.56 million $1.91 21.45

PJT Partners has higher revenue and earnings than IG GRP HOLDINGS/S.

Profitability

This table compares IG GRP HOLDINGS/S and PJT Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IG GRP HOLDINGS/S N/A N/A N/A
PJT Partners 4.68% 17.81% 13.59%

Summary

PJT Partners beats IG GRP HOLDINGS/S on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

IG GRP HOLDINGS/S Company Profile

IG Group Holdings plc provides leveraged derivatives and spread betting under the IG brand worldwide. Its CFDs (contracts for difference) are derivatives contracts that enable clients to take advantage of changes in an asset's price. The company also offers clients access to a range of risk-mitigation measures, including stops and limits and a limited risk account; and products, such as share dealing and investment portfolios, as well as enables clients to hold their investments in ISAs and SIPPs. In addition, it operates North American Derivatives Exchange, a US-based retail-oriented exchange, which enables investors to trade options on global financial markets in retail-sized contracts. It primarily serves retail clients, market professionals, corporate entities, and institutional clients. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

PJT Partners Company Profile

PJT Partners Inc., an investment bank, provides various strategic advisory, shareholder engagement, restructuring and special situations, and private fund advisory and placement services to corporations, financial sponsors, institutional investors, and governments worldwide. It offers a range of financial advisory and transaction execution capability, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, minority investments, asset swaps, divestitures, takeover defenses, corporate finance advisory, private placements, and distressed sales. The company also advices companies, creditors, and financial sponsors on recapitalizations, reorganizations, exchange offers, debt repurchases, capital raises, and distressed mergers and acquisitions. In addition, it offers private fund advisory and placement services for various investment strategies, including private equity, hedge fund, real estate, and secondary advisory groups. The company was formerly known as Blackstone Advisory Inc. and changed its name to PJT Partners Inc. in March 2015. PJT Partners Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

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