Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE:BAM) and Elbit Imaging (NASDAQ:EMITF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Brookfield Asset Management and Elbit Imaging, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brookfield Asset Management 0 0 6 0 3.00
Elbit Imaging 0 0 0 0 N/A

Brookfield Asset Management currently has a consensus target price of $51.75, indicating a potential upside of 21.56%. Given Brookfield Asset Management’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Brookfield Asset Management is more favorable than Elbit Imaging.


Brookfield Asset Management pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Elbit Imaging does not pay a dividend. Brookfield Asset Management has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.


This table compares Brookfield Asset Management and Elbit Imaging’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brookfield Asset Management 5.10% 3.52% 1.34%
Elbit Imaging N/A N/A N/A

Volatility & Risk

Brookfield Asset Management has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Elbit Imaging has a beta of -0.19, suggesting that its share price is 119% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

60.7% of Brookfield Asset Management shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.0% of Elbit Imaging shares are held by institutional investors. 59.4% of Elbit Imaging 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Brookfield Asset Management and Elbit Imaging’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Brookfield Asset Management $40.79 billion 1.04 $1.46 billion N/A N/A
Elbit Imaging $225.79 million 0.07 -$97.50 million N/A N/A

Brookfield Asset Management has higher revenue and earnings than Elbit Imaging.


Brookfield Asset Management beats Elbit Imaging on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Brookfield Asset Management Company Profile

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm invests in the property, power, and infrastructure sectors. Its property business includes owning and managing office properties, developing master planned residential communities, and offering clients bridge and mezzanine lending, alternative assets funds, and financial and advisory services. Through its subsidiaries, the firm operates hydroelectric power facilities, interconnections and transmission facilities in Northeast North America, and development of wind power in Canada. Through its subsidiaries, it invests in specialty funds including private equity and makes direct investments in real estate, energy, and resource assets. The firm launches and manages equity and fixed income mutual funds. It also manages real estate and hedge funds. The firm invests in equity and fixed income markets across the globe. It was formerly known as Brascan Corp. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is based in Toronto, Canada with additional offices in Bogota, Colombia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Calgary, Canada, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Gatineau, Canada, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, London, United Kingdom, Melbourne, Australia, Montreal, Canada, Mumbai, India, New York City, Perth, Australia, Shanghai, China, and Sydney, Australia.

Elbit Imaging Company Profile

Elbit Imaging Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in medical industries and plots sale businesses in India, and Central and Eastern Europe. It is involved in the research and development, production, and marketing of treatment-oriented medical systems, including magnetic resonance imaging for the purpose of performing noninvasive treatments in human beings; and products designated for certain cancer diseases. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Petach Tikva, Israel.

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