PJT Partners (NYSE: PJT) is one of 18 public companies in the “Investment Banking” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare PJT Partners to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PJT Partners and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
PJT Partners $499.43 million $5.10 million 65.32
PJT Partners Competitors $902.64 million $129.13 million 251.44

PJT Partners’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than PJT Partners. PJT Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

PJT Partners has a beta of 0.36, meaning that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PJT Partners’ rivals have a beta of 1.19, meaning that their average stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for PJT Partners and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PJT Partners 0 0 2 0 3.00
PJT Partners Competitors 61 335 319 25 2.42

PJT Partners currently has a consensus target price of $45.00, indicating a potential upside of 16.76%. As a group, “Investment Banking” companies have a potential downside of 15.88%. Given PJT Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe PJT Partners is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

59.2% of PJT Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.6% of shares of all “Investment Banking” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.3% of PJT Partners shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.9% of shares of all “Investment Banking” companies are held 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 PJT Partners and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PJT Partners 2.41% -61.67% 10.01%
PJT Partners Competitors 2.09% 5.59% 4.26%

Dividends

PJT Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. PJT Partners pays out 33.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Investment Banking” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.7% and pay out -259.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. PJT Partners lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Summary

PJT Partners rivals beat PJT Partners on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

PJT Partners Company Profile

PJT Partners Inc. is an advisory-focused investment bank. The Company offers an array of strategic advisory, restructuring and special situations and private fund advisory and placement services to corporations, financial sponsors, institutional investors and governments. It provides, through Park Hill Group, private fund advisory and placement services for alternative investment managers, including private equity funds, real estate funds and hedge funds. Its advisory business 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. Its Restructuring and Special Situations Group’s services include advising companies, creditors and financial sponsors on recapitalizations, reorganizations, exchange offers, debt repurchases, capital raises, and distressed mergers and acquisitions.

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