Greenhill & Co., Inc. (GHL) & Global Arena (GAHC) Critical Comparison

Global Arena (OTCMKTS:GAHC) and Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE:GHL) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Global Arena and Greenhill & Co., Inc.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Arena 405.15% N/A -308.61%
Greenhill & Co., Inc. 0.56% 16.89% 4.20%



Risk and Volatility

Global Arena has a beta of 2.86, indicating that its stock price is 186% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Greenhill & Co., Inc. has a beta of 1.17, indicating that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Global Arena and Greenhill & Co., Inc., as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Arena 0 0 0 0 N/A
Greenhill & Co., Inc. 4 1 0 0 1.20

Greenhill & Co., Inc. has a consensus target price of $22.20, suggesting a potential downside of 9.09%. Given Greenhill & Co., Inc.’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Greenhill & Co., Inc. is more favorable than Global Arena.

Dividends

Greenhill & Co., Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Global Arena does not pay a dividend. Greenhill & Co., Inc. pays out -71.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Global Arena and Greenhill & Co., Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Arena $530,000.00 3.21 -$13.68 million N/A N/A
Greenhill & Co., Inc. $239.18 million 2.09 -$26.65 million ($0.28) -87.21

Global Arena has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Greenhill & Co., Inc..

Institutional & Insider Ownership

96.7% of Greenhill & Co., Inc. shares are held by institutional investors. 14.5% of Global Arena shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of Greenhill & Co., Inc. 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.

Summary

Greenhill & Co., Inc. beats Global Arena on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Global Arena

Global Arena Holding Inc., through its subsidiary, Global Election Services, Inc., provides technology-enabled election services primarily for organized labor associations in the United States. The company is based in New York, New York.

About Greenhill & Co., Inc.

Greenhill & Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an independent investment bank for corporations, partnerships, institutions, and governments worldwide. The company provides financial advisory services primarily related to mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, financings, and capital raisings. It is also involved in the provision of advisory services to clients in relation to divestitures, spin-offs, and other strategic transactions, as well as various stages of these transactions ranging from initial structuring to final execution. In addition, the company advises clients on strategic matters, such as activist response, defensive tactics, special committee projects, licensing deals, joint ventures, valuation, negotiation tactics, industry dynamics, structuring alternatives, and timing and pricing of transactions, as well as financing alternatives. Further, it advises debtors, creditors, governments, pension funds, and other stakeholders in companies experiencing financial distress, as well as potential acquirers of distressed companies and assets. Additionally, the company assists the clients in identifying and capitalizing on potential incremental sources of value, as well as who seek court-assisted reorganizations by developing and seeking approval for plans of reorganization. It advises on capital structures and sales or recapitalizations; other financing matters, including debt issuances, equity financings, and exchange offers; and initial public offerings and other equity capital market transactions. The company also assists general partners and sponsors in raising capital for new private funds; and provides related advisory services to pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, and other institutional investors, as well as on primary and secondary market transactions, and real estate funds. Greenhill & Co., Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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