SEI Investments (SEIC) vs. Its Competitors Head-To-Head Contrast

SEI Investments (NASDAQ: SEIC) is one of 31 public companies in the “Security brokers & dealers” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare SEI Investments to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Dividends

SEI Investments pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. SEI Investments pays out 25.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Security brokers & dealers” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 35.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. SEI Investments has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.



Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SEI Investments and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
SEI Investments $1.53 billion $404.38 million 30.40
SEI Investments Competitors $5.87 billion $745.79 million 24.10

SEI Investments’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than SEI Investments. SEI Investments 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.

Profitability

This table compares SEI Investments and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SEI Investments 26.49% 26.74% 21.99%
SEI Investments Competitors 5.55% 3.62% 5.12%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for SEI Investments and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SEI Investments 0 3 3 0 2.50
SEI Investments Competitors 321 1372 1440 67 2.39

SEI Investments currently has a consensus price target of $72.75, suggesting a potential upside of 3.15%. As a group, “Security brokers & dealers” companies have a potential downside of 0.39%. Given SEI Investments’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe SEI Investments is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

SEI Investments has a beta of 1.25, suggesting that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SEI Investments’ peers have a beta of 8.84, suggesting that their average stock price is 784% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

70.5% of SEI Investments shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.6% of shares of all “Security brokers & dealers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.5% of SEI Investments shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.8% of shares of all “Security brokers & dealers” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

SEI Investments beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About SEI Investments

SEI Investments Co. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides wealth management, retirement and investment solutions, asset management, asset administration, investment processing outsourcing solutions, financial services, and investment advisory services to its clients. It provides its services to private banks, independent financial advisers, institutional investors, investment managers, investment advisors, wealth management organizations, corporations, retirement scheme sponsors, not-for-profit organizations, hedge fund managers, registered investment advisers, independent broker-dealers, financial planners, life insurance agents, defined-benefit schemes, defined-contribution schemes, endowments, foundations, and board-designated fund, through its subsidiaries. Through its subsidiaries, the firm manages separate client-focused portfolios. It also launches and manages equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds, through its subsidiaries. Through its subsidiaries, the firm invests in public equity and fixed income markets. It employs fundamental and quantitative analysis with a focus on top-down and bottom-up analysis to make its investments, through its subsidiaries. SEI Investments Co. was founded in 1968 and is based in Oaks, Pennsylvania.

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