Calamos Asset Management (NASDAQ: CLMS) and Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ:HLNE) are both financials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Calamos Asset Management N/A N/A N/A $0.05 165.60
Hamilton Lane $192.96 million 2.66 $87.34 million N/A N/A

Hamilton Lane has higher revenue and earnings than Calamos Asset Management.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Calamos Asset Management and Hamilton Lane, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Calamos Asset Management 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hamilton Lane 0 4 1 0 2.20

Hamilton Lane has a consensus price target of $23.25, indicating a potential downside of 12.73%. Given Hamilton Lane’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Hamilton Lane is more favorable than Calamos Asset Management.


Calamos Asset Management pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.2%. Hamilton Lane pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Calamos Asset Management pays out 1,200.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.5% of Calamos Asset Management shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.2% of Hamilton Lane shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.4% of Calamos Asset Management shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 62.9% of Hamilton Lane shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Calamos Asset Management 58.85% 2.51% 13.51%
Hamilton Lane N/A N/A N/A

Calamos Asset Management Company Profile

Calamos Asset Management, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is the manager of Calamos Investments LLC, which owns and manages its operating companies. The Company provides investment advisory services to individuals and institutional investors through investment products that include open-end and closed-end funds (Funds), an exchange traded fund, separate accounts, offshore funds and partnerships. The subsidiaries through which the Company provides these services include Calamos Advisors LLC (CAL), an investment advisor; Calamos Financial Services LLC (CFS), a broker-dealer; Calamos Wealth Management LLC, an investment advisor, and Calamos Investments LLP, a United Kingdom-based investment advisor, and a distributor of the offshore funds and Company products.

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.

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