Comparing HARGREAVES LANS/ADR (HRGLY) & Its Competitors

HARGREAVES LANS/ADR (OTCMKTS: HRGLY) is one of 37 public companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare HARGREAVES LANS/ADR to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

HARGREAVES LANS/ADR has a beta of 1.95, suggesting that its share price is 95% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HARGREAVES LANS/ADR’s peers have a beta of 1.62, suggesting that their average share price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

51.8% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.2% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares HARGREAVES LANS/ADR and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
HARGREAVES LANS/ADR $602.86 million $318.29 million 35.60
HARGREAVES LANS/ADR Competitors $5.92 billion $668.80 million 15.30

HARGREAVES LANS/ADR’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than HARGREAVES LANS/ADR. HARGREAVES LANS/ADR is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

HARGREAVES LANS/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. HARGREAVES LANS/ADR pays out 79.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.4% and pay out 30.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. HARGREAVES LANS/ADR lags its peers as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares HARGREAVES LANS/ADR and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HARGREAVES LANS/ADR N/A N/A N/A
HARGREAVES LANS/ADR Competitors 12.69% -51.35% -1.77%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for HARGREAVES LANS/ADR and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HARGREAVES LANS/ADR 1 0 0 0 1.00
HARGREAVES LANS/ADR Competitors 227 863 1087 53 2.43

As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 42.97%. Given HARGREAVES LANS/ADR’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe HARGREAVES LANS/ADR has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

HARGREAVES LANS/ADR peers beat HARGREAVES LANS/ADR on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About HARGREAVES LANS/ADR

Hargreaves Lansdown plc provides direct-to-investor investment services for individuals and corporates in the United Kingdom and Poland. Its flagship service is Vantage, a direct-to-investor platform. The company offers stocks and shares individual savings accounts (ISAs), fund and share accounts, self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs), and lifetime ISAs. It also provides pension services, including SIPPs, annuities, drawdown, and mix and match pensions; share dealing services, such as overseas share dealing, initial public offerings and share offers, certificated share dealing, and exchange traded funds and exchange traded commodities/currencies; and fund dealing services. In addition, the company offers personal and business currency services; Junior ISA, SIPP, and investment accounts; and financial advisory services comprising investment management, lump sum investment, pension consolidation, portfolio restructuring, retirement planning, and estate planning services. Hargreaves Lansdown plc was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Bristol, the United Kingdom.

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