Contrasting Sculptor Capital Management (SCU) & Its Competitors

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Sculptor Capital Management (NYSE: SCU) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Investment advice” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Sculptor Capital Management to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

18.4% of Sculptor Capital Management shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.0% of shares of all “Investment advice” companies are held by institutional investors. 60.6% of Sculptor Capital Management shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 22.0% of shares of all “Investment advice” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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 9.38% 30.98% 8.81%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sculptor Capital Management and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sculptor Capital Management $507.22 million -$24.28 million 14.10
Sculptor Capital Management Competitors $1.38 billion $254.84 million 7.34

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.

Dividends

Sculptor Capital Management pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.8%. 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.

Volatility & Risk

Sculptor Capital Management has a beta of 1.08, meaning that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sculptor Capital Management’s peers have a beta of 1.20, meaning that their average stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Sculptor Capital Management and its peers, as provided 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 666 2447 2620 142 2.38

As a group, “Investment advice” companies have a potential upside of 17.06%. Given Sculptor Capital Management’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Sculptor Capital Management has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Sculptor Capital Management peers beat Sculptor Capital Management on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Sculptor Capital Management Company Profile

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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