Associated Capital Group (NYSE:AC) and Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE:GHL) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.
Associated Capital Group pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Greenhill & Co., Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Greenhill & Co., Inc. pays out 12.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Associated Capital Group has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Greenhill & Co., Inc. has a beta of 0.84, meaning that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Associated Capital Group and Greenhill & Co., Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Associated Capital Group||$22.78 million||35.41||-$58.10 million||N/A||N/A|
|Greenhill & Co., Inc.||$351.98 million||0.86||$39.22 million||$1.61||8.94|
Greenhill & Co., Inc. has higher revenue and earnings than Associated Capital Group.
This table compares Associated Capital Group and Greenhill & Co., Inc.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Associated Capital Group||-55.98%||1.01%||0.91%|
|Greenhill & Co., Inc.||-2.03%||-7.72%||-0.86%|
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Associated Capital Group and Greenhill & Co., Inc., as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Associated Capital Group||0||3||2||0||2.40|
|Greenhill & Co., Inc.||2||3||0||0||1.60|
Associated Capital Group currently has a consensus price target of $43.80, indicating a potential upside of 22.45%. Greenhill & Co., Inc. has a consensus price target of $22.80, indicating a potential upside of 58.44%. Given Greenhill & Co., Inc.’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Greenhill & Co., Inc. is more favorable than Associated Capital Group.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
12.0% of Associated Capital Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.7% of Greenhill & Co., Inc. shares are owned by institutional investors. 83.7% of Associated Capital Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 20.8% of Greenhill & Co., Inc. shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Associated Capital Group beats Greenhill & Co., Inc. on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
Associated Capital Group Company Profile
Associated Capital Group, Inc. provides investment advisory and asset management services in the United States. It offers alternative investment management, institutional research, and underwriting services. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Rye, New York.
Greenhill & Co., Inc. Company Profile
Greenhill & Co., Inc., an independent investment bank, provides financial and strategic advisory services to corporations, partnerships, institutions, and governments worldwide. The company offers advisory services to clients in relation to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, and other strategic transactions, as well as various stages of a transaction's life cycle ranging from initial structuring and negotiation to final execution. It also advises clients on strategic matters, including activist response, defensive tactics, special committee projects, licensing deals, and joint ventures; and valuation, negotiation tactics, industry dynamics, structuring alternatives, and timing and pricing of transactions, as well as financing alternatives. In addition, the company provides debt restructuring advisory services to debtors, creditors, governments, pension funds and other stakeholders, and acquirers of distressed companies and assets; and advice on restructuring alternatives, capital structures, and sales or recapitalizations. Further, it assists clients in identifying and capitalizing on incremental sources of value; and who seek court-assisted reorganizations by developing and seeking approval for plans of reorganization, as well as the implementation of such plans. Additionally, the company advises on other financing matters, including debt issuances, equity financings, and exchange offers; and initial public offerings and other equity capital market transactions. It also offers financial advisory services to pension funds, endowments, and other institutional investors on transactions involving alternative assets; and advice to alternative asset fund sponsors for capital raising, financing, liquidity options, and related services. Greenhill & Co., Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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