Both GAMCO Investors Inc. (NYSE:GBL) and Ashford Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:AINC) are each other’s competitor in the Asset Management industry. Thus the contrast of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.
Valuation & Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|GAMCO Investors Inc.||328.29M||1.49||109.83M||3.83||5.08|
Table 1 shows the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation for GAMCO Investors Inc. and Ashford Inc. Ashford Inc. has lower revenue and earnings than GAMCO Investors Inc. Company that presently has a lower P/E ratio means that it is the more affordable of the two businesses. GAMCO Investors Inc. is trading at a lower P/E ratio than Ashford Inc., indicating that it is presently more affordable of the two stocks.
Table 2 demonstrates the return on assets, net margins and return on equity of GAMCO Investors Inc. and Ashford Inc.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|GAMCO Investors Inc.||33.46%||0%||80.2%|
Risk and Volatility
GAMCO Investors Inc. has a 1.41 beta, while its volatility is 41.00%, thus making it more volatile than S&P 500. Competitively, Ashford Inc. is 11.00% less volatile than S&P 500, because of the 0.89 beta.
The annual dividend that GAMCO Investors Inc. pay is $0.08 per share with a dividend yield of 0.46%. Ashford Inc. does not pay a dividend.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
Roughly 80.7% of GAMCO Investors Inc. shares are held by institutional investors while 20.7% of Ashford Inc. are owned by institutional investors. Insiders held roughly 14.31% of GAMCO Investors Inc.’s shares. Competitively, insiders own roughly 4.3% of Ashford Inc.’s shares.
In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.
|Performance (W)||Performance (M)||Performance (Q)||Performance (HY)||Performance (Y)||Performance (YTD)|
|GAMCO Investors Inc.||-9.32%||-6.45%||-5.4%||-2.36%||-25.9%||15.16%|
For the past year GAMCO Investors Inc. has 15.16% stronger performance while Ashford Inc. has -8.23% weaker performance.
GAMCO Investors Inc. beats Ashford Inc. on 12 of the 14 factors.
GAMCO Investors, Inc. is a publicly owned holding investment manager. The firm also provides wealth management, investment advisory, institutional research, brokerage, dealer, underwriting, and distribution services to its clients. It provides its services to individuals including high net worth individuals, corporate pension and profit-sharing plans, foundations, endowments, jointly trust plans, municipalities, and investment companies. The firm, through its subsidiaries, manages separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and balanced portfolios. It also launches equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds and manages equity mutual funds for its clients. Through its subsidiaries, the firm invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. It invests in value stocks of companies. The firm employs fundamental analysis with a focus on bottom-up stock picking approach to create its portfolios. It conducts in-house research to make its investments. The firm was founded in 1976 and is based in Rye, New York with additional offices in Greenwich, Connecticut; Bannockburn, Illinois; and Tokyo, Japan. GAMCO Investors, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of GGCP, Inc.
Ashford, Inc is an asset management firm. The firm provides investment management and related services to the real estate and hospitality sectors. Ashford, Inc was formed on April 2, 2014 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
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