Victory Capital (NASDAQ:VCTR) and Janus Henderson Group (NYSE:JHG) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Janus Henderson Group pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.1%. Victory Capital does not pay a dividend. Janus Henderson Group pays out 58.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
16.2% of Victory Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.6% of Janus Henderson Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.1% of Janus Henderson Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Victory Capital and Janus Henderson Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Victory Capital||$409.63 million||1.24||$25.82 million||$1.25||6.00|
|Janus Henderson Group||$2.18 billion||2.17||$655.50 million||$2.48||9.55|
Janus Henderson Group has higher revenue and earnings than Victory Capital. Victory Capital is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Janus Henderson Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current ratings for Victory Capital and Janus Henderson Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Janus Henderson Group||2||4||0||0||1.67|
Victory Capital presently has a consensus target price of $13.81, suggesting a potential upside of 84.17%. Janus Henderson Group has a consensus target price of $33.07, suggesting a potential upside of 39.65%. Given Victory Capital’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Victory Capital is more favorable than Janus Henderson Group.
This table compares Victory Capital and Janus Henderson Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Janus Henderson Group||37.79%||11.43%||7.71%|
Janus Henderson Group beats Victory Capital on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Victory Capital
Victory Capital Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an independent investment management company in the United States. It offers investment advisory, fund administration, and distribution services through broker-dealers, retirement platforms, and registered investment advisor networks. As of September 30, 2017, its franchises and solutions platform managed a set of 70 investment strategies for a range of institutional and retail clients. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Brooklyn, Ohio.
About Janus Henderson Group
Janus Henderson Group plc is an asset management holding entity. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides services to institutional, retail clients, and high net worth clients. It manages separate client-focused equity and fixed income portfolios. The firm also manages equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds for its clients. It invests in public equity and fixed income markets, as well as invests in real estate and private equity. Janus Henderson Group plc was founded in 1934 and is based in London, United Kingdom with additional offices in Jersey, United Kingdom and Sydney, Australia.
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