Focus Financial Partners (NASDAQ: FOCS) is one of 55 publicly-traded companies in the “Investment advice” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Focus Financial Partners to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and profitability.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
80.0% of Focus Financial Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.8% of shares of all “Investment advice” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.6% of shares of all “Investment advice” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Focus Financial Partners and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Focus Financial Partners||0||4||2||0||2.33|
|Focus Financial Partners Competitors||566||2216||2475||132||2.40|
Focus Financial Partners currently has a consensus target price of $43.00, indicating a potential upside of 15.00%. As a group, “Investment advice” companies have a potential upside of 8.56%. Given Focus Financial Partners’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Focus Financial Partners is more favorable than its peers.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Focus Financial Partners and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Focus Financial Partners||$910.88 million||-$590,000.00||37.77|
|Focus Financial Partners Competitors||$2.39 billion||$266.51 million||9.09|
Focus Financial Partners’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Focus Financial Partners. Focus Financial Partners 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.
This table compares Focus Financial Partners and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Focus Financial Partners||-4.34%||69.46%||2.74%|
|Focus Financial Partners Competitors||13.62%||-12.90%||9.97%|
Focus Financial Partners peers beat Focus Financial Partners on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
About Focus Financial Partners
Focus Financial Partners Inc. provides wealth management services to primarily high net worth individuals and families. The company's wealth management services include investment advice, financial and tax planning, consulting, tax return preparation, family office services, and other services. It also offers recordkeeping and administration services. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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