Brightsphere Investment Group (NYSE:BSIG) and BKF Capital Group (OTCMKTS:BKFG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Brightsphere Investment Group and BKF Capital Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Brightsphere Investment Group $819.50 million 1.24 $223.90 million $1.77 7.12
BKF Capital Group N/A N/A -$110,000.00 N/A N/A

Brightsphere Investment Group has higher revenue and earnings than BKF Capital Group.

Risk and Volatility

Brightsphere Investment Group has a beta of 1.63, meaning that its share price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BKF Capital Group has a beta of 0.45, meaning that its share price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Brightsphere Investment Group and BKF Capital Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brightsphere Investment Group 25.64% 1,914.29% 11.86%
BKF Capital Group N/A -7.77% -7.04%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Brightsphere Investment Group and BKF Capital Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brightsphere Investment Group 1 5 2 0 2.13
BKF Capital Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Brightsphere Investment Group currently has a consensus price target of $12.75, indicating a potential upside of 1.19%. Given Brightsphere Investment Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Brightsphere Investment Group is more favorable than BKF Capital Group.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

99.0% of Brightsphere Investment Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.3% of BKF Capital Group shares are held by institutional investors. 25.8% of Brightsphere Investment Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.9% of BKF Capital Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Brightsphere Investment Group beats BKF Capital Group on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Brightsphere Investment Group Company Profile

BrightSphere Investment Group plc is a publically owned asset management holding company. The firm provides its services to individuals and institutions. It manages separate client focused portfolios through its subsidiaries. The firm also launches equity mutual funds for its clients. It invests in public equity, fixed income, and alternative investment markets through its subsidiaries. The firm was founded in 1980 is based Boston, Massachusetts. It was formally known as OM Asset Management plc. BrightSphere Investment Group plc operates as a former subsidiary of Old Mutual Global Investors.

BKF Capital Group Company Profile

BKF Capital Group, Inc. does not have significant operations. It intends to operate as a merchant bank providing capital to companies primarily in the form of share ownership, as well as advisory services on corporate matters to the firms in which the company invests, including mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, and general operations and financial management. The company was founded in 1907 and is based in Westlake Village, California.

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