Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) and Artisan Partners Asset Management (NYSE:APAM) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.7% of Hamilton Lane shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.8% of Artisan Partners Asset Management shares are owned by institutional investors. 62.9% of Hamilton Lane shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 30.0% of Artisan Partners Asset Management shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Hamilton Lane and Artisan Partners Asset Management’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hamilton Lane N/A N/A N/A
Artisan Partners Asset Management 11.37% 78.75% 9.79%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hamilton Lane and Artisan Partners Asset Management’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hamilton Lane $192.96 million 2.52 $87.34 million N/A N/A
Artisan Partners Asset Management $745.91 million 2.11 $250.43 million $1.65 19.18

Artisan Partners Asset Management has higher revenue and earnings than Hamilton Lane.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Hamilton Lane and Artisan Partners Asset Management, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hamilton Lane 0 3 2 0 2.40
Artisan Partners Asset Management 1 4 2 0 2.14

Hamilton Lane currently has a consensus target price of $21.25, indicating a potential downside of 15.87%. Artisan Partners Asset Management has a consensus target price of $29.50, indicating a potential downside of 6.79%. Given Artisan Partners Asset Management’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Artisan Partners Asset Management is more favorable than Hamilton Lane.

Dividends

Hamilton Lane pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Artisan Partners Asset Management pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.6%. Artisan Partners Asset Management pays out 145.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Artisan Partners Asset Management beats Hamilton Lane on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hamilton Lane Company Profile

Hamilton Lane Incorporated is a global private markets investment solutions provider. The Company works with its clients to conceive, structure, build out, manage and monitor portfolios of private markets funds and direct investments, and it helps them access a set of such investment opportunities around the world. It offers a range of investment solutions across a range of private markets, including private equity, private credit, real estate, infrastructure, natural resources, growth equity and venture capital. These solutions are constructed from a range of investment types, including primary investments in funds managed by third-party managers, direct/co-investments alongside such funds and acquisitions of secondary stakes in such funds, with a range of its clients utilizing multiple investment types. These solutions are offered in a range of formats covering some or all phases of private markets investment programs, such as Customized Separate Accounts and Specialized Funds.

Artisan Partners Asset Management Company Profile

Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. is an investment management company. The Company provides a range of the United States, non-United States and global investment strategies, each of which is managed by one of its investment teams. The Company provides investment management services to separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles. The Company offers its investment management services primarily to institutions and through intermediaries that operate with institutional-like decision-making processes and have long-term investment horizons. The Company provides clients with multiple equity investment strategies spanning market capitalization segments and investing styles in both the United States and non-United States markets. The Company also offers one fixed income strategy, the Artisan High Income strategy. Each strategy is managed by one of the investment teams.

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