Head to Head Analysis: Raymond James (RJF) vs. Global Arena (GAHC)

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Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) and Global Arena (OTCMKTS:GAHC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Dividends

Raymond James pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Global Arena does not pay a dividend. Raymond James pays out 18.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Raymond James has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Raymond James and Global Arena’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Raymond James 11.46% 15.99% 2.67%
Global Arena 405.15% N/A -308.61%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

71.4% of Raymond James shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.5% of Raymond James shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of Global Arena shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Raymond James and Global Arena’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Raymond James $7.48 billion 1.55 $856.70 million $6.47 12.29
Global Arena $530,000.00 3.93 -$13.68 million N/A N/A

Raymond James has higher revenue and earnings than Global Arena.

Risk and Volatility

Raymond James has a beta of 1.74, suggesting that its share price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Arena has a beta of 2.86, suggesting that its share price is 186% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Raymond James and Global Arena, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Raymond James 0 3 6 0 2.67
Global Arena 0 0 0 0 N/A

Raymond James currently has a consensus target price of $104.14, suggesting a potential upside of 31.00%. Given Raymond James’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Raymond James is more favorable than Global Arena.

Summary

Raymond James beats Global Arena on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Raymond James

Raymond James Financial, Inc., a financial holding company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the underwriting, distribution, trading, and brokerage of equity and debt securities, and the sale of mutual funds and other investment products in the United States, Canada, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through Private Client Group, Capital Markets, Asset Management, RJ Bank, and Other segments. The Private Client Group segment provides securities brokerage services, including the sale of equities, mutual funds, fixed income products, and insurance products to their individual clients; and borrowing and lending of securities to and from other broker-dealers, financial institutions, and other counterparties. The Capital Markets segment offers securities brokerage, trading, and research services to institutions with a focus on sale of the United States and Canadian equities and fixed income products; and manages and participates in underwritings, merger and acquisition services, and public finance activities. The Asset Management segment engages in the operations of Eagle, the Eagle Family of Funds, Cougar, the asset management operations of Raymond James & Associates, trust services of Raymond James Trust, and other fee-based asset management programs. The RJ Bank segment provides corporate loans, SBL, tax-exempt loans, and residential loans. The Other segment engages in private equity activities, including various direct and third party private equity investments; and private equity funds. Raymond James Financial, Inc. was founded in 1962 and is based in St. Petersburg, Florida.

About Global Arena

Global Arena Holding Inc., through its subsidiary, Global Election Services, Inc., provides technology-enabled election services primarily for organized labor associations in the United States. The company is based in New York, New York.

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