Artisan Partners Asset Management (NYSE: APAM) is one of 58 public companies in the “Investment Management” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Artisan Partners Asset Management to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

Artisan Partners Asset Management has a beta of 1.76, suggesting that its stock price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Artisan Partners Asset Management’s rivals have a beta of 1.41, suggesting that their average stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Artisan Partners Asset Management and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Artisan Partners Asset Management 11.37% 78.75% 9.79%
Artisan Partners Asset Management Competitors 31.60% 109.29% 29.89%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Artisan Partners Asset Management and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Artisan Partners Asset Management $745.91 million $250.43 million 18.94
Artisan Partners Asset Management Competitors $813.38 million $230.26 million -10.86

Artisan Partners Asset Management’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Artisan Partners Asset Management. Artisan Partners Asset Management is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

99.8% of Artisan Partners Asset Management shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.9% of shares of all “Investment Management” companies are held by institutional investors. 30.0% of Artisan Partners Asset Management shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 26.8% of shares of all “Investment Management” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Artisan Partners Asset Management pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.7%. Artisan Partners Asset Management pays out 145.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Investment Management” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.6% and pay out 66.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Artisan Partners Asset Management and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Artisan Partners Asset Management 1 4 2 0 2.14
Artisan Partners Asset Management Competitors 663 2039 1964 38 2.29

Artisan Partners Asset Management currently has a consensus target price of $29.50, suggesting a potential downside of 5.60%. As a group, “Investment Management” companies have a potential downside of 1.18%. Given Artisan Partners Asset Management’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Artisan Partners Asset Management has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Artisan Partners Asset Management rivals beat Artisan Partners Asset Management on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Artisan Partners Asset Management Company Profile

Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. is an investment management company. The Company provides a range of the United States, non-United States and global investment strategies, each of which is managed by one of its investment teams. The Company provides investment management services to separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles. The Company offers its investment management services primarily to institutions and through intermediaries that operate with institutional-like decision-making processes and have long-term investment horizons. The Company provides clients with multiple equity investment strategies spanning market capitalization segments and investing styles in both the United States and non-United States markets. The Company also offers one fixed income strategy, the Artisan High Income strategy. Each strategy is managed by one of the investment teams.

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