GlassBridge Enterprises (OTCMKTS:GLAE) versus Ameriprise Financial (NYSE:AMP) Critical Contrast

Ameriprise Financial (NYSE:AMP) and GlassBridge Enterprises (OTCMKTS:GLAE) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Ameriprise Financial has a beta of 1.68, meaning that its share price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GlassBridge Enterprises has a beta of 3.61, meaning that its share price is 261% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Ameriprise Financial and GlassBridge Enterprises’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ameriprise Financial -0.53% 34.89% 1.29%
GlassBridge Enterprises N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Ameriprise Financial and GlassBridge Enterprises, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ameriprise Financial 0 1 6 0 2.86
GlassBridge Enterprises 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ameriprise Financial currently has a consensus price target of $253.38, indicating a potential upside of 2.40%. Given Ameriprise Financial’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Ameriprise Financial is more favorable than GlassBridge Enterprises.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ameriprise Financial and GlassBridge Enterprises’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ameriprise Financial $11.90 billion 2.41 $1.53 billion $14.08 17.57
GlassBridge Enterprises $100,000.00 29.70 $20.20 million N/A N/A

Ameriprise Financial has higher revenue and earnings than GlassBridge Enterprises.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

81.3% of Ameriprise Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.9% of GlassBridge Enterprises shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Ameriprise Financial shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.9% of GlassBridge Enterprises shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Ameriprise Financial beats GlassBridge Enterprises on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ameriprise Financial Company Profile

Ameriprise Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various financial products and services to individual and institutional clients in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Advice & Wealth Management, Asset Management, Retirement & Protection Solutions, and Corporate & Other. The Advice & Wealth Management segment provides financial planning and advice; brokerage products and services for retail and institutional clients; discretionary and non-discretionary investment advisory accounts; mutual funds; insurance and annuities products; cash management and banking products; and face-amount certificates. The Asset Management segment offers investment management and advice, and investment products to retail, high net worth, and institutional clients through unaffiliated third-party financial institutions and institutional sales force. This segment products also include U.S. mutual funds and their non-U.S. equivalents, exchange-traded funds, variable product funds underlying insurance, and annuity separate accounts; and institutional asset management products, such as traditional asset classes, separately managed accounts, individually managed accounts, collateralized loan obligations, hedge funds, collective funds, and property and infrastructure funds. The Retirement & Protection Solutions segment provides variable annuity products to individual clients, as well as life and DI insurance products to retail clients. The company was formerly known as American Express Financial Corporation and changed its name to Ameriprise Financial, Inc. in September 2005. Ameriprise Financial, Inc. was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

GlassBridge Enterprises Company Profile

GlassBridge Enterprises, Inc., through its subsidiary, Adara Asset Management LLC operates owns and operates an asset management business and a sports investment platform in the United States. It offers investment advisory services, including management of composition of each fund's portfolio, conducting investment research, monitoring compliance, risk management, and distributing regulatory reports to third party investors through managed funds, as well as separate managed accounts. The company also manages traditional liquid investments for third party clients, and engages in proprietary trading. The company was formerly known as Imation Corp. and changed its name to GlassBridge Enterprises, Inc. in February 2017. GlassBridge Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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