B. Riley Financial (RILY) vs. Its Rivals Head to Head Contrast

B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ: RILY) is one of 98 public companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare B. Riley Financial to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for B. Riley Financial and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
B. Riley Financial 0 0 0 0 N/A
B. Riley Financial Competitors 720 2000 2744 68 2.39

As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential upside of 4.93%. Given B. Riley Financial’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe B. Riley Financial has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

46.3% of B. Riley Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.4% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 30.9% of B. Riley Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.8% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

B. Riley Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. B. Riley Financial pays out 21.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.1% and pay out 25.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. B. Riley Financial is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares B. Riley Financial and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
B. Riley Financial $190.35 million $21.52 million 12.35
B. Riley Financial Competitors $1.28 billion $105.13 million 1,267.19

B. Riley Financial’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than B. Riley Financial. B. Riley Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares B. Riley Financial and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
B. Riley Financial 9.87% 17.98% 4.82%
B. Riley Financial Competitors -19.48% -18.39% 1.46%

Volatility & Risk

B. Riley Financial has a beta of 0.95, indicating that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, B. Riley Financial’s rivals have a beta of 1.11, indicating that their average share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

About B. Riley Financial

B. Riley Financial, Inc. is an independent investment bank. The Company’s segments include capital markets, auction and liquidation, valuation and appraisal, and Principal Investments-United Online. The capital markets segment provides an array of investment banking, corporate finance, research, wealth management, sales and trading services to corporate, institutional and high net worth clients. The auction and liquidation segment utilizes a scalable network of independent contractors and industry-specific advisors to tailor its services to the needs of a multitude of clients, logistical challenges and distressed circumstances. The valuation and appraisal segment provides valuation and appraisal services to financial institutions, lenders, private equity firms and other providers of capital. The principal investments-United Online segment consists of businesses, which has been acquired primarily for attractive investment return characteristics.

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