Moelis & Co (OTCMKTS: MNGPY) and MAN Grp PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:MNGPY) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Dividends

Moelis & Co pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. MAN Grp PLC/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. Moelis & Co pays out 82.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. MAN Grp PLC/ADR pays out 55.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Moelis & Co has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years. MAN Grp PLC/ADR is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares Moelis & Co and MAN Grp PLC/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Moelis & Co 8.14% 50.56% 23.86%
MAN Grp PLC/ADR N/A N/A N/A

Risk and Volatility

Moelis & Co has a beta of 1.67, indicating that its stock price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MAN Grp PLC/ADR has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Moelis & Co and MAN Grp PLC/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Moelis & Co 0 2 3 0 2.60
MAN Grp PLC/ADR 0 1 1 0 2.50

Moelis & Co currently has a consensus target price of $60.40, suggesting a potential upside of 6.62%. Given Moelis & Co’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Moelis & Co is more favorable than MAN Grp PLC/ADR.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Moelis & Co and MAN Grp PLC/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Moelis & Co $684.61 million 4.65 $29.40 million $2.29 24.74
MAN Grp PLC/ADR $1.07 billion 3.24 $255.00 million $0.20 10.70

MAN Grp PLC/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Moelis & Co. MAN Grp PLC/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Moelis & Co, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

69.3% of Moelis & Co shares are owned by institutional investors. 29.9% of Moelis & Co shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Moelis & Co beats MAN Grp PLC/ADR on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Moelis & Co Company Profile

Moelis & Company is a global investment bank. The firm provides services relating to mergers & acquisitions, recapitalization & restructuring, capital markets and financial institution advisory; private funds; shareholder defense and strategic alliances. The firm's expertise is into global energy; IPO advisory; technology, media, telecommunication sectors. The firm serves clients from 19 geographic locations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. The firm supports clients through all phases of the business cycle. Moelis & Company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in New York, New York with additional offices in the United States; Europe; Asia; Australia and Middle East

MAN Grp PLC/ADR Company Profile

Man Group plc provides alternative investment management services worldwide. The company offers a range of liquid investment products and solutions, which include quantitative and discretionary, long only and long short, and single and multi-manager. It distributes its products and solutions directly to institutions; and to private investors through a network of intermediaries. Man Group plc was founded in 1783 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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