Cohen & Steers (NYSE: CNS) and Manning and Napier (NYSE:MN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
44.5% of Cohen & Steers shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.2% of Manning and Napier shares are owned by institutional investors. 52.9% of Cohen & Steers shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of Manning and Napier shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Cohen & Steers and Manning and Napier, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Cohen & Steers||1||3||1||0||2.00|
|Manning and Napier||0||2||0||0||2.00|
Cohen & Steers presently has a consensus price target of $46.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1.21%. Manning and Napier has a consensus price target of $4.00, suggesting a potential upside of 5.26%. Given Manning and Napier’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Manning and Napier is more favorable than Cohen & Steers.
Cohen & Steers pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Manning and Napier pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.4%. Cohen & Steers pays out 53.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Manning and Napier pays out 66.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Cohen & Steers has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Cohen & Steers and Manning and Napier’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cohen & Steers||$349.88 million||6.02||$92.93 million||$2.08||21.85|
|Manning and Napier||$248.94 million||0.23||$9.27 million||$0.48||7.92|
Cohen & Steers has higher revenue and earnings than Manning and Napier. Manning and Napier is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cohen & Steers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk and Volatility
Cohen & Steers has a beta of 1.65, meaning that its share price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Manning and Napier has a beta of 1.52, meaning that its share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Cohen & Steers and Manning and Napier’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Cohen & Steers||26.53%||32.82%||25.31%|
|Manning and Napier||3.30%||30.20%||18.84%|
Cohen & Steers beats Manning and Napier on 13 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
Cohen & Steers Company Profile
Cohen & Steers, Inc. (CNS) is a holding company. The Company is an investment manager with a focus on liquid real assets, including real estate securities, listed infrastructure, commodities and natural resource equities, as well as preferred securities and other income solutions. The Company serves institutional and individual investors. The Company manages three types of investment vehicles: institutional accounts, open-end funds and closed-end funds. The Company also provides services in connection with model-based strategies (MBS) accounts. In addition, the Company provides several services in connection with assets held by unit investment trusts (UITs). As a portfolio consultant to a number of UITs, the Company constructs a portfolio of securities that suit the investment objective of the UIT. The Company also provides ongoing portfolio monitoring services and provides a license to certain firms to use its name in connection with certain of their investment products.
Manning and Napier Company Profile
Manning & Napier, Inc. is an independent investment management company. The Company operates through investment management industry segment. It provides a range of investment solutions through separately managed accounts, mutual funds and collective investment trust funds, as well as a range of consultative services. It offers equity, fixed income and alternative strategies, as well as a range of blended asset portfolios, such as life cycle funds. It serves a client base of high net worth individuals and institutions, including 401(k) plans, pension plans, Taft-Hartley plans (Taft-Hartley), endowments and foundations. It offers its investment management capabilities through direct sales to high net worth individuals and institutions, as well as through third-party intermediaries, platforms and institutional investment consultants. Its investment management offerings include approximately 40 separate account composites, and over 60 mutual funds and collective investment trusts.
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