Contrasting Federated Investors (FII) & The Competition

Federated Investors (NYSE: FII) is one of 58 public companies in the “Investment Management” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Federated Investors to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Federated Investors and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Federated Investors 18.91% 33.93% 18.36%
Federated Investors Competitors 31.05% 108.87% 29.35%

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Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Federated Investors and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Federated Investors 2 4 0 0 1.67
Federated Investors Competitors 661 2034 1959 38 2.29

Federated Investors currently has a consensus price target of $23.50, suggesting a potential downside of 17.37%. As a group, “Investment Management” companies have a potential downside of 1.47%. Given Federated Investors’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Federated Investors has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Dividends

Federated Investors pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Federated Investors pays out 48.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Investment Management” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.7% and pay out 66.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

82.9% of Federated Investors shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.9% of shares of all “Investment Management” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.1% of Federated Investors shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 26.7% of shares of all “Investment Management” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Federated Investors has a beta of 1.42, indicating that its share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Federated Investors’ peers have a beta of 1.41, indicating that their average share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Federated Investors and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Federated Investors $1.13 billion $345.66 million 13.67
Federated Investors Competitors $813.38 million $230.26 million -10.50

Federated Investors has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Federated Investors 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.

Summary

Federated Investors peers beat Federated Investors on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Federated Investors Company Profile

Federated Investors, Inc. (Federated) is a provider of investment management products and related financial services. Federated operates through investment management business segment. It is engaged in sponsoring, marketing and providing investment-related services to various investment products, including mutual funds and Separate Accounts, which include separately managed accounts, institutional accounts, sub-advised funds and other managed products. It operates in one segment, the investment management business. As of December 31, 2016, Federated provided investment advisory services to 124 sponsored investment companies and other funds (Federated Funds). It markets these funds to banks, brokers and dealers and other financial intermediaries using them to meet the needs of their customers and clients, including retail investors, corporations and retirement plans. The Company offers a range of products and strategies, including money market, equity and fixed-income investments.

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