Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR) is one of 27 public companies in the “Professional Information Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Broadridge Financial Solutions to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Broadridge Financial Solutions and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Broadridge Financial Solutions||0||2||0||0||2.00|
|Broadridge Financial Solutions Competitors||72||504||679||6||2.49|
Broadridge Financial Solutions presently has a consensus target price of $74.00, suggesting a potential downside of 9.76%. As a group, “Professional Information Services” companies have a potential downside of 1.98%. Given Broadridge Financial Solutions’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Broadridge Financial Solutions has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
83.7% of Broadridge Financial Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.7% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of Broadridge Financial Solutions shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.2% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Broadridge Financial Solutions and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Broadridge Financial Solutions||$4.14 billion||$704.70 million||30.04|
|Broadridge Financial Solutions Competitors||$3.22 billion||$939.90 million||16.79|
Broadridge Financial Solutions has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Broadridge Financial Solutions 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.
Broadridge Financial Solutions pays an annual dividend of $1.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Broadridge Financial Solutions pays out 53.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Professional Information Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 31.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Broadridge Financial Solutions has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years.
Volatility and Risk
Broadridge Financial Solutions has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Broadridge Financial Solutions’ peers have a beta of 0.99, suggesting that their average stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Broadridge Financial Solutions and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Broadridge Financial Solutions||13.90%||77.12%||23.47%|
|Broadridge Financial Solutions Competitors||7.21%||28.91%||5.48%|
Broadridge Financial Solutions beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
About Broadridge Financial Solutions
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (Broadridge) is a provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions to banks, broker-dealers, mutual funds and corporate issuers. The Company’s segments include Investor Communication Solutions, and Global Technology and Operations. The Company offers Bank/Broker-Dealer Investor Communication Solutions, Customer Communication Solutions, Corporate Issuer Solutions, Advisor Solutions and Mutual Fund and Retirement Solutions through Investor Communication Solutions segment. The Company offers a middle- and back-office securities processing platform for North American and global broker-dealers. Its services include investor and customer communications, securities processing, and data and analytics solutions. The Company delivers a range of solutions that helps its clients serve their retail and institutional customers across the entire investment lifecycle, including pre-trade, trade, and post-trade processing functionality.
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