State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) is one of 53 publicly-traded companies in the “Investment Management & Fund Operators” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare State Street Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

87.4% of State Street Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of State Street Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares State Street Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
State Street Corporation 19.97% 12.49% 0.95%
State Street Corporation Competitors -46.91% 10.48% 5.74%

Dividends

State Street Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. State Street Corporation pays out 28.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.8% and pay out 49.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. State Street Corporation has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares State Street Corporation and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
State Street Corporation $10.63 billion N/A 17.41
State Street Corporation Competitors $3.00 billion $961.92 million 6.53

State Street Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. State Street Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

State Street Corporation has a beta of 1.31, suggesting that its share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, State Street Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.23, suggesting that their average share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for State Street Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
State Street Corporation 1 9 3 1 2.29
State Street Corporation Competitors 357 1776 1793 62 2.39

State Street Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $92.00, suggesting a potential downside of 2.17%. As a group, “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies have a potential upside of 6.68%. Given State Street Corporation’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe State Street Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

State Street Corporation beats its peers on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

State Street Corporation Company Profile

State Street Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company operates through two lines of business: Investment Servicing and Investment Management. The Company, through its subsidiary, State Street Bank and Trust Company (State Street Bank), provides a range of financial products and services to institutional investors across the world. Investment servicing line of business performs functions, such as providing institutional investors with clearing, settlement and payment services. The Company operates investment management line of business through State Street Global Advisors (SSGA). SSGA provides a range of investment management, investment research and investment advisory services to corporations, public funds and other investors. Its clients include mutual funds, collective investment funds and other investment pools, corporate and public retirement plans, insurance companies, foundations, endowments and investment managers.

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