Old Mutual (ODMTY) and Emergent Capital (EMGC) Financial Analysis

Old Mutual (OTCMKTS: ODMTY) and Emergent Capital (OTCMKTS:EMGC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.4% of Emergent Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. 33.3% of Emergent Capital shares are owned 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.

Profitability

This table compares Old Mutual and Emergent Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Old Mutual N/A N/A N/A
Emergent Capital -42.49% -4.22% -1.28%

Volatility & Risk

Old Mutual has a beta of 1.4, suggesting that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Emergent Capital has a beta of 0.14, suggesting that its share price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Old Mutual pays an annual dividend of $0.69 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Emergent Capital does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Old Mutual and Emergent Capital, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Old Mutual 0 0 0 0 N/A
Emergent Capital 0 0 1 0 3.00

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Old Mutual and Emergent Capital’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Old Mutual $13.35 billion 1.25 $1.17 billion N/A N/A
Emergent Capital $51.87 million 1.13 -$3.50 million N/A N/A

Old Mutual has higher revenue and earnings than Emergent Capital.

Summary

Old Mutual beats Emergent Capital on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Emergent Capital Company Profile

Emergent Capital, Inc. operates as a specialty finance company that invests in life settlements. As of December 31, 2016, it owned 621 life insurance policies. The company was formerly known as Imperial Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Emergent Capital, Inc. in September 2015. Emergent Capital, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida.

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