Reviewing Silvercrest Asset Management Group (SAMG) and U.S. Global Investors (GROW)

U.S. Global Investors (NASDAQ:GROW) and Silvercrest Asset Management Group (NASDAQ:SAMG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

24.1% of U.S. Global Investors shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.5% of Silvercrest Asset Management Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.2% of Silvercrest Asset Management Group shares are owned 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 Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for U.S. Global Investors and Silvercrest Asset Management Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
U.S. Global Investors 0 0 0 0 N/A
Silvercrest Asset Management Group 0 0 1 0 3.00

Silvercrest Asset Management Group has a consensus price target of $20.00, suggesting a potential upside of 38.50%. Given Silvercrest Asset Management Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Silvercrest Asset Management Group is more favorable 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 2.5%. Silvercrest Asset Management Group pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%.

Volatility & Risk

U.S. Global Investors has a beta of 0.91, indicating that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Silvercrest Asset Management Group has a beta of 0.52, indicating that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares U.S. Global Investors and Silvercrest Asset Management Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
U.S. Global Investors $6.26 million 2.88 $640,000.00 N/A N/A
Silvercrest Asset Management Group $98.67 million 1.97 $9.63 million N/A N/A

Silvercrest Asset Management Group has higher revenue and earnings than U.S. Global Investors.

Profitability

This table compares U.S. Global Investors and Silvercrest Asset Management Group’s 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%
Silvercrest Asset Management Group 9.76% 20.69% 13.84%

Summary

Silvercrest Asset Management Group beats U.S. Global Investors on 10 of the 12 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 Silvercrest Asset Management Group

Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc., a wealth management firm, provides financial advisory and related family office services in the United States. The company serves ultra-high net worth individuals and families, as well as their trusts; endowments; foundations; and other institutional investors. It also manages funds of funds and other investment funds. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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