U.S. Global Investors (GROW) vs. Federated Investors (FII) Head to Head Analysis

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U.S. Global Investors (NASDAQ:GROW) and Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for U.S. Global Investors and Federated Investors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
U.S. Global Investors 0 0 0 0 N/A
Federated Investors 0 6 1 0 2.14

Federated Investors has a consensus target price of $27.14, indicating a potential downside of 8.76%. Given Federated Investors’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Federated Investors is more favorable than U.S. Global Investors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

24.1% of U.S. Global Investors shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.9% of Federated Investors shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.3% of Federated Investors shares 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares U.S. Global Investors and Federated Investors’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
U.S. Global Investors $6.26 million 3.02 $640,000.00 N/A N/A
Federated Investors $1.14 billion 2.64 $220.29 million $2.39 12.45

Federated Investors has higher revenue and earnings than U.S. Global Investors.

Dividends

U.S. Global Investors pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Federated Investors pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Federated Investors pays out 45.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

U.S. Global Investors has a beta of 0.94, indicating that its share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Federated Investors has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares U.S. Global Investors and Federated Investors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
U.S. Global Investors -98.83% -22.19% -20.30%
Federated Investors 19.40% 29.33% 17.26%

Summary

Federated Investors beats U.S. Global Investors on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About U.S. Global Investors

U.S. Global Investors, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to investment companies. It also provides its services to pooled investment vehicles. The firm manages equity and fixed income mutual funds for its clients. It also manages hedge funds. The firm also manages exchange traded funds. It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. It invests in G.A.R.P. and value stocks to make its equity investments. The firm employs a fundamental and quantitative analysis with top-down and bottom-up stock picking approach to make its investments. U.S. Global Investors, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in San Antonio, Texas.

About Federated Investors

Federated Investors, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides its services to individuals, including high net worth individuals, banking or thrift institutions, investment companies, pension and profit sharing plans, pooled investment vehicles, charitable organizations, state or municipal government entities, and registered investment advisors. Through its subsidiaries, it manages separate client-focused equity, fixed income, balanced and money market mutual funds along with separate client-focused equity, fixed income, money market, and balanced portfolios. Through its subsidiaries, the firm invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. It invests in growth and value stocks of small-cap, mid-cap, and large-cap companies. The firm makes its fixed income investments in ultra-short, short-term, and intermediate-term mortgage-backed, U.S. Government, U.S. corporate, high yield, and municipal securities. It employs both fundamental and quantitative analysis to make its equity investments. Federated Investors, Inc. was founded in 1955 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with additional offices in New York City and London, United Kingdom.

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