Freedom (OTCMKTS:FRHC) and JMP Group (NYSE:JMP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Freedom and JMP Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Freedom||$55.22 million||9.86||$19.23 million||N/A||N/A|
|JMP Group||$136.42 million||0.60||-$2.19 million||$0.28||13.93|
Risk and Volatility
Freedom has a beta of -0.31, indicating that its share price is 131% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, JMP Group has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Freedom and JMP Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
JMP Group has a consensus target price of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 105.13%. Given JMP Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe JMP Group is more favorable than Freedom.
JMP Group pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Freedom does not pay a dividend. JMP Group pays out 57.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
13.5% of JMP Group shares are held by institutional investors. 82.1% of Freedom shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 54.9% of JMP Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Freedom and JMP Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
JMP Group beats Freedom on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Freedom Company Profile
Freedom Holding Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides retail securities brokerage, investment research and counseling, securities trading, market making, corporate investment banking, and underwriting services. The company offers investment brokerage services for exchange-traded and over-the-counter corporate equity and debt securities, money market instruments, exchange traded options and futures contracts, government bonds, and mutual funds; capital raising solutions for corporate clients through initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, and private investments in public entities; and debt capital markets solutions for emerging growth and small market companies, and financial sponsors. It has operations primarily in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Cyprus. The company was formerly known as BMB Munai, Inc. and changed its name to Freedom Holding Corp. Freedom Holding Corp. was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
JMP Group Company Profile
JMP Group LLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides investment banking, sales and trading, equity research, and asset management products and services in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Broker-Dealer, Asset Management, and Corporate. The Broker-Dealer segment offers various services, such as underwriting and acting as a placement agent for public and private capital markets raising transactions; and financial advisory services in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and other strategic transactions. This segment also provides institutional brokerage services and equity research services. The Asset Management segment is involved in the management of a range of pooled investment vehicles, including the hedge funds, hedge funds of funds, and collateralized loan obligations. The Corporate segment includes investments in public and private securities, and investment funds, as well as other investing activities. The company also provides investment advisory services to business development companies. In addition, it serves corporates, institutional clients and investors, and high net-worth individuals. JMP Group LLC is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
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