Head-To-Head Survey: Apollo Global Management (APO) and Janus Capital Group (JNS)

Apollo Global Management (NYSE: APO) and Janus Capital Group (NYSE:JNS) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.5% of Apollo Global Management shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.2% of Janus Capital Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.1% of Apollo Global Management shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.1% of Janus Capital Group shares are owned 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.

Volatility and Risk

Apollo Global Management has a beta of 1.23, meaning that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Janus Capital Group has a beta of 1.6, meaning that its stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Apollo Global Management and Janus Capital Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Apollo Global Management 0 3 8 0 2.73
Janus Capital Group 1 3 0 0 1.75

Janus Capital Group has a consensus target price of $13.33, indicating a potential upside of Infinity. Given Janus Capital Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Janus Capital Group is more favorable than Apollo Global Management.

Profitability

This table compares Apollo Global Management and Janus Capital Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Apollo Global Management 24.82% 66.61% 22.21%
Janus Capital Group 12.54% 7.26% 4.48%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Apollo Global Management and Janus Capital Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Apollo Global Management $1,970.38 3.02 $402.85 $3.06 10.01
Janus Capital Group N/A N/A N/A $0.79 N/A

Apollo Global Management has higher revenue and earnings than Janus Capital Group. Janus Capital Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Apollo Global Management, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Apollo Global Management pays an annual dividend of $2.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.8%. Janus Capital Group does not pay a dividend. Apollo Global Management pays out 68.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Janus Capital Group has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Summary

Apollo Global Management beats Janus Capital Group on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Apollo Global Management Company Profile

Apollo Global Management, LLC (Apollo) is an alternative investment manager in private equity, credit and real estate. The Company raises, invests and manages funds on behalf of pension, endowment and sovereign wealth funds, as well as other institutional and individual investors. The Company’s segments include private equity, credit and real estate. The private equity segment invests in control equity and related debt instruments, convertible securities and distressed debt investments. The credit segment invests in non-control corporate and structured debt instruments, including performing, stressed and distressed investments across the capital structure. The real estate segment invests in real estate equity for the acquisition and recapitalization of real estate assets, portfolios, platforms and operating companies, and real estate debt, including first mortgage and mezzanine loans, preferred equity and commercial mortgage backed securities.

Janus Capital Group Company Profile

Janus Capital Group Inc. provides investment management, administration, distribution and related services to financial advisors, individuals and institutional clients through mutual funds, separate accounts, other pooled investment vehicles, exchange-traded products (ETPs) and subadvised relationships (collectively referred to as investment products) in both domestic and international markets. The Company operates through investment management business segment. The Company provides investment management solutions across a range of disciplines, including fundamental the United States and global equities (growth and value), mathematical equities, fixed income and alternatives. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s investment products were distributed through three primary channels: intermediary, institutional and self-directed. Each distribution channel focuses on specific investor groups and the requirements of each group.

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