Manning & Napier (NYSE: MN) is one of 56 public companies in the “Investment Management” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Manning & Napier to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Manning & Napier and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manning & Napier 0 2 0 0 2.00
Manning & Napier Competitors 661 2031 1954 37 2.29

Manning & Napier currently has a consensus target price of $4.00, suggesting a potential upside of 9.59%. As a group, “Investment Management” companies have a potential downside of 1.30%. Given Manning & Napier’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Manning & Napier is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Manning & Napier has a beta of 1.45, indicating that its stock price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Manning & Napier’s rivals have a beta of 1.41, indicating that their average stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Manning & Napier and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Manning & Napier 3.41% 34.28% 20.97%
Manning & Napier Competitors 31.41% 111.95% 29.50%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

57.3% of Manning & Napier shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of shares of all “Investment Management” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Manning & Napier shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 26.7% of shares of all “Investment Management” companies are owned 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.

Dividends

Manning & Napier pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.8%. Manning & Napier pays out 60.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Investment Management” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.7% and pay out 66.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Manning & Napier is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Manning & Napier and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Manning & Napier $229.41 million $80.46 million 6.89
Manning & Napier Competitors $858.81 million $242.87 million -9.14

Manning & Napier’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Manning & Napier. Manning & Napier is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Manning & Napier rivals beat Manning & Napier on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Manning & Napier

Manning & Napier, Inc. is an independent investment management company. The Company operates through investment management industry segment. It provides a range of investment solutions through separately managed accounts, mutual funds and collective investment trust funds, as well as a range of consultative services. It offers equity, fixed income and alternative strategies, as well as a range of blended asset portfolios, such as life cycle funds. It serves a client base of high net worth individuals and institutions, including 401(k) plans, pension plans, Taft-Hartley plans (Taft-Hartley), endowments and foundations. It offers its investment management capabilities through direct sales to high net worth individuals and institutions, as well as through third-party intermediaries, platforms and institutional investment consultants. Its investment management offerings include approximately 40 separate account composites, and over 60 mutual funds and collective investment trusts.

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