Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (NYSE: OZM) and Silvercrest Asset Management Group (NASDAQ:SAMG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Och-Ziff Capital Management Group and Silvercrest Asset Management Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group 4.46% -55.73% 10.42%
Silvercrest Asset Management Group 7.38% 17.34% 11.02%

Risk & Volatility

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group has a beta of 1.29, meaning that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Silvercrest Asset Management Group has a beta of 1.27, meaning that its share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Och-Ziff Capital Management Group and Silvercrest Asset Management Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group 0 6 1 0 2.14
Silvercrest Asset Management Group 0 0 1 0 3.00

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group currently has a consensus price target of $3.50, suggesting a potential upside of 17.06%. Given Och-Ziff Capital Management Group’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Och-Ziff Capital Management Group is more favorable than Silvercrest Asset Management Group.

Dividends

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Silvercrest Asset Management Group pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group 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. Silvercrest Asset Management Group pays out 61.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Silvercrest Asset Management Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

53.6% of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.7% of Silvercrest Asset Management Group shares are held by institutional investors. 60.3% of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.6% of Silvercrest Asset Management Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Och-Ziff Capital Management Group and Silvercrest Asset Management Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group $717.46 million 0.77 $112.01 million $0.10 29.90
Silvercrest Asset Management Group $82.95 million 1.24 $18.58 million $0.78 16.28

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group has higher revenue and earnings than Silvercrest Asset Management Group. Silvercrest Asset Management Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Silvercrest Asset Management Group beats Och-Ziff Capital Management Group on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group Company Profile

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (Och-Ziff) is an institutional alternative asset manager. The Company provides asset management services through its funds, which pursue a range of global investment opportunities. The Company operates through two segments: the Och-Ziff Funds and real estate business. The Och-Ziff Funds segment provides asset management services to its multi-strategy funds, credit funds and other alternative investment vehicles. The real estate business segment provides asset management services to its real estate funds and is included within Other Operations. The Company offers customized solutions within and across its product platforms to help its fund investors meet their investment objectives. The Company’s global multi-strategy fund, The OZ Master Fund, allocates capital between its investment strategies in North America, Europe and Asia based on market conditions and investment opportunities.

Silvercrest Asset Management Group Company Profile

Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc. (Silvercrest) is a full-service wealth management firm focused on providing financial advisory and related family office services to ultra-high net worth individuals and institutional investors. The Company offers a suite of family office services for families seeking oversight of financial affairs. It advises clients on traditional investment strategies focused on equities, fixed income and cash, as well as non-traditional investment strategies, including hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate and commodities. It offers clients an array of investment solutions together with an array of non-proprietary solutions offered by unaffiliated firms selected. Silvercrest’s family office services include financial planning; tax planning and preparation; partnership accounting and fund administration; consolidated wealth reporting; estate or trust agency, and art consultancy and management.

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