Critical Analysis: Iris Energy (NASDAQ:IREN) and Hargreaves Lansdown (OTCMKTS:HRGLY)

Iris Energy (NASDAQ:IRENGet Free Report) and Hargreaves Lansdown (OTCMKTS:HRGLYGet Free Report) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability and dividends.


This table compares Iris Energy and Hargreaves Lansdown’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Iris Energy N/A N/A N/A
Hargreaves Lansdown N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Iris Energy and Hargreaves Lansdown, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Iris Energy 0 0 4 1 3.20
Hargreaves Lansdown 0 0 1 0 3.00

Iris Energy currently has a consensus target price of $14.92, indicating a potential upside of 12.32%. Given Iris Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Iris Energy is more favorable than Hargreaves Lansdown.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Iris Energy and Hargreaves Lansdown’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Iris Energy $75.51 million 25.78 -$171.87 million N/A N/A
Hargreaves Lansdown $776.11 million N/A $287.92 million N/A N/A

Hargreaves Lansdown has higher revenue and earnings than Iris Energy.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

41.1% of Iris Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 21.6% of Iris Energy shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Iris Energy has a beta of 3.37, meaning that its share price is 237% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hargreaves Lansdown has a beta of 1, meaning that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.


Iris Energy beats Hargreaves Lansdown on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Iris Energy

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Iris Energy Limited owns and operates bitcoin mining data centers. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

About Hargreaves Lansdown

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Hargreaves Lansdown plc provides investment services for individuals and corporates in the United Kingdom and Poland. The company offers stocks and shares individual savings accounts (ISAs), fund and share accounts, and junior and lifetime ISAs. It also provides pension services, including self-invested personal pensions (SIPP), junior SIPPs, annuities, and drawdown; share dealing services; and fund dealing services. In addition, the company offers investment accounts; cash savings; accounts for children; and foreign currency exchange, retirement, and financial advisory services. Hargreaves Lansdown plc was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Bristol, the United Kingdom.

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