Puyi (NASDAQ:PUYI) and Artisan Partners Asset Management (NYSE:APAM) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.
This table compares Puyi and Artisan Partners Asset Management’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Artisan Partners Asset Management||21.73%||179.65%||23.80%|
Volatility & Risk
Puyi has a beta of 1.15, indicating that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Artisan Partners Asset Management has a beta of 1.96, indicating that its stock price is 96% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
62.1% of Artisan Partners Asset Management shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.4% of Artisan Partners Asset Management shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Puyi and Artisan Partners Asset Management’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Puyi||$18.33 million||18.00||-$4.66 million||N/A||N/A|
|Artisan Partners Asset Management||$799.00 million||4.47||$156.54 million||$2.67||17.01|
Artisan Partners Asset Management has higher revenue and earnings than Puyi.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Puyi and Artisan Partners Asset Management, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Artisan Partners Asset Management||0||1||4||0||2.80|
Artisan Partners Asset Management has a consensus target price of $42.80, suggesting a potential downside of 5.75%. Given Artisan Partners Asset Management’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Artisan Partners Asset Management is more favorable than Puyi.
Artisan Partners Asset Management beats Puyi on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Puyi Company Profile
Puyi Inc. provides third-party wealth management services in China. The company distributes publicly raised fund products through online; and privately raised fund products offline through its branch network. It also provides asset management services that include managing fund of funds and non-performing loan funds; factoring services; and information technology services. Puyi Inc. was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Guangzhou, China.
Artisan Partners Asset Management Company Profile
Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. is publicly owned investment manager. It provides its services to pension and profit sharing plans, trusts, endowments, foundations, charitable organizations, government entities, private funds and non-U.S. funds, as well as mutual funds, non-U.S. funds and collective trusts. It manages separate client-focused equity and fixed income portfolios. The firm invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. It invests in growth and value stocks of companies across all market capitalization. For fixed income component of its portfolio the firm invests in non-investment grade corporate bonds and secured and unsecured loans. It employs fundamental analysis to create its portfolios. Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. was founded in 1994 and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with additional offices in Atlanta, Georgia; New York City; San Francisco, California; Leawood, Kansas; and London, United Kingdom.
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