Janus Capital Group (NYSE: JNS) is one of 53 publicly-traded companies in the “Investment Management & Fund Operators” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Janus Capital Group to similar companies based off the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Janus Capital Group and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Janus Capital Group N/A N/A 17.94
Janus Capital Group Competitors $3.00 billion $962.04 million 6.40

Janus Capital Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Janus Capital Group. Janus Capital Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Janus Capital Group has a beta of 1.6, suggesting that its stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Janus Capital Group’s competitors have a beta of 1.23, suggesting that their average stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Janus Capital Group and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Janus Capital Group 1 6 0 0 1.86
Janus Capital Group Competitors 357 1772 1789 62 2.39

Janus Capital Group currently has a consensus price target of $14.20, indicating a potential upside of 0.21%. All “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies have a potential upside of 5.97%. Given Janus Capital Group’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Janus Capital Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Janus Capital Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Janus Capital Group 12.54% 7.26% 4.48%
Janus Capital Group Competitors -46.95% 10.51% 5.73%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

90.2% of Janus Capital Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.1% of Janus Capital Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Janus Capital Group pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Janus Capital Group pays out 55.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.8% and pay out 49.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Janus Capital Group has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Summary

Janus Capital Group competitors beat Janus Capital Group on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Janus Capital Group Company Profile

Janus Capital Group Inc. provides investment management, administration, distribution and related services to financial advisors, individuals and institutional clients through mutual funds, separate accounts, other pooled investment vehicles, exchange-traded products (ETPs) and subadvised relationships (collectively referred to as investment products) in both domestic and international markets. The Company operates through investment management business segment. The Company provides investment management solutions across a range of disciplines, including fundamental the United States and global equities (growth and value), mathematical equities, fixed income and alternatives. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s investment products were distributed through three primary channels: intermediary, institutional and self-directed. Each distribution channel focuses on specific investor groups and the requirements of each group.

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