Sculptor Capital Management (NYSE: SCU) is one of 58 public companies in the “Investment advice” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Sculptor Capital Management to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability and earnings.
Risk & Volatility
Sculptor Capital Management has a beta of 1.08, suggesting that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sculptor Capital Management’s peers have a beta of 1.20, suggesting that their average share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Sculptor Capital Management and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Sculptor Capital Management||-6.34%||115.16%||4.86%|
|Sculptor Capital Management Competitors||9.53%||30.97%||8.81%|
Sculptor Capital Management pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.9%. Sculptor Capital Management pays out 109.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Investment advice” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.2% and pay out 45.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
18.4% of Sculptor Capital Management shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.0% of shares of all “Investment advice” companies are owned by institutional investors. 60.6% of Sculptor Capital Management shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 21.9% of shares of all “Investment advice” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Sculptor Capital Management and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Sculptor Capital Management||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Sculptor Capital Management Competitors||669||2455||2630||142||2.38|
As a group, “Investment advice” companies have a potential upside of 14.90%. Given Sculptor Capital Management’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Sculptor Capital Management has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Sculptor Capital Management and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sculptor Capital Management||$507.22 million||-$24.28 million||13.89|
|Sculptor Capital Management Competitors||$1.38 billion||$254.84 million||7.32|
Sculptor Capital Management’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Sculptor Capital Management. Sculptor Capital Management is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Sculptor Capital Management peers beat Sculptor Capital Management on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
About Sculptor Capital Management
Sculptor Capital Management, Inc. is a publicly owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm provides investment advisory services to its clients. It primarily caters to institutional investors, which include pension funds, fund-of-funds, foundations and endowments, corporations and other institutions, private banks and family offices. The firm also manages separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and real estate separate accounts. It also manages commingled funds and specialized products. The firm invests in equity, fixed income and real estate markets across the world. It employs quantitative and qualitative analysis to make its investments through a combination of fundamental bottom-up research, a high degree of flexibility, and integrated risk management. For its multi-strategy portfolios, the firm employs strategies like convertible and derivative arbitrage, corporate credit, long/short equity special situations, buyout investments, merger arbitrage, private investments, and structured credit. It also invests in real estate and traditional real estate assets including multifamily, office, hotel and retail, loans, portfolio acquisitions, loan pools, operating companies, structured debt products, public securities, and non-traditional real estate assets including gaming, distressed land and residential, cell towers, parking, golf, debt and senior housing. For private equity investments, it considers investments in a variety of special situations that seek to realize value through strategic sales or initial public offerings. The firm typically invests in the energy investments. It also manages a buyout fund, Och-Ziff Energy Fund. The firm was previously known as Och-Ziff Capital Management Group Inc. Sculptor Capital Management, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is based New York, New York.
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