Contrasting Sculptor Capital Management (NYSE:SCU) and Vinci Partners Investments (NASDAQ:VINP)

Sculptor Capital Management (NYSE:SCUGet Rating) and Vinci Partners Investments (NASDAQ:VINPGet Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sculptor Capital Management and Vinci Partners Investments’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sculptor Capital Management $626.07 million 0.92 $17.32 million ($0.81) -10.98
Vinci Partners Investments $86.27 million 6.65 $38.66 million $0.68 15.21

Vinci Partners Investments has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Sculptor Capital Management. Sculptor Capital Management is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Vinci Partners Investments, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Sculptor Capital Management and Vinci Partners Investments’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sculptor Capital Management 9.08% 19.54% 5.34%
Vinci Partners Investments 45.66% 15.14% 13.23%

Risk and Volatility

Sculptor Capital Management has a beta of 1.63, meaning that its share price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vinci Partners Investments has a beta of -0.2, meaning that its share price is 120% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Sculptor Capital Management pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. Vinci Partners Investments pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.6%. Sculptor Capital Management pays out -54.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Vinci Partners Investments pays out 100.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Sculptor Capital Management and Vinci Partners Investments, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sculptor Capital Management 0 1 1 0 2.50
Vinci Partners Investments 0 0 0 0 N/A

Sculptor Capital Management presently has a consensus price target of $29.00, suggesting a potential upside of 226.21%. Given Sculptor Capital Management’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Sculptor Capital Management is more favorable than Vinci Partners Investments.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

25.3% of Sculptor Capital Management shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.8% of Vinci Partners Investments shares are held by institutional investors. 13.8% of Sculptor Capital Management shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Sculptor Capital Management beats Vinci Partners Investments on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sculptor Capital Management Company Profile (Get Rating)

Sculptor Capital Management, Inc. is a publicly owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm provides investment advisory services to its clients. It primarily caters to institutional investors, which include pension funds, fund-of-funds, foundations and endowments, corporations and other institutions, private banks and family offices. The firm also manages separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and real estate separate accounts. It also manages commingled funds and specialized products. The firm invests in equity, fixed income and real estate markets across the world. It employs quantitative and qualitative analysis to make its investments through a combination of fundamental bottom-up research, a high degree of flexibility, and integrated risk management. For its multi-strategy portfolios, the firm employs strategies like convertible and derivative arbitrage, corporate credit, long/short equity special situations, buyout investments, merger arbitrage, private investments, and structured credit. It also invests in real estate and traditional real estate assets including multifamily, office, hotel and retail, loans, portfolio acquisitions, loan pools, operating companies, structured debt products, public securities, and non-traditional real estate assets including gaming, distressed land and residential, cell towers, parking, golf, debt and senior housing. For private equity investments, it considers investments in a variety of special situations that seek to realize value through strategic sales or initial public offerings. The firm was previously known as Och-Ziff Capital Management Group Inc. Sculptor Capital Management, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is based New York, New York.

Vinci Partners Investments Company Profile (Get Rating)

Vinci Partners Investments Ltd. operates as an asset management platform in Brazil. Its portfolio of investment products and solutions covers private equity, infrastructures, real estate, credit, public equities, hedge funds, and investment products and solutions to institutional and HNWI clients. The company also offers financial and strategic advisory services, focusing primarily on IPO advisory and mergers and acquisition transactions on the sell side or the buy side to entrepreneurs, corporate management teams, and/or boards of directors. Vinci Partners Investments Ltd. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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