Contrasting Focus Financial Partners (FOCS) and The Competition

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.

Analyst Ratings

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.

Profitability

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%

Summary

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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