Focus Financial Partners (NASDAQ: FOCS) is one of 55 public companies in the “Investment advice” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Focus Financial Partners to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

80.0% of Focus Financial Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.1% of shares of all “Investment advice” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.9% of shares of all “Investment advice” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Focus Financial Partners and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Focus Financial Partners 0 4 1 0 2.20
Focus Financial Partners Competitors 543 2190 2451 131 2.41

Focus Financial Partners currently has a consensus target price of $43.00, suggesting a potential upside of 24.28%. As a group, “Investment advice” companies have a potential upside of 12.68%. Given Focus Financial Partners’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Focus Financial Partners is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Focus Financial Partners and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Focus Financial Partners $910.88 million -$590,000.00 34.95
Focus Financial Partners Competitors $2.39 billion $266.58 million 8.74

Focus Financial Partners’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Focus Financial Partners. Focus Financial Partners 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.

Profitability

This table compares Focus Financial Partners and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Focus Financial Partners -4.34% -23.64% 2.94%
Focus Financial Partners Competitors 13.63% -15.06% 10.03%

Summary

Focus Financial Partners rivals beat Focus Financial Partners on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Focus Financial Partners

Focus Financial Partners Inc. provides wealth management services to primarily high net worth individuals and families. The company's wealth management services include investment advice, financial and tax planning, consulting, tax return preparation, family office services, and other services. It also offers recordkeeping and administration services. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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