Comparing Piper Jaffray Companies (PJC) & Its Peers

Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) is one of 17 public companies in the “Investment Banking” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Piper Jaffray Companies to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

77.9% of Piper Jaffray Companies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.6% of shares of all “Investment Banking” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.4% of Piper Jaffray Companies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 18.9% of shares of all “Investment Banking” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Piper Jaffray Companies has a beta of 1.56, indicating that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Piper Jaffray Companies’ rivals have a beta of 1.27, indicating that their average stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Piper Jaffray Companies and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Piper Jaffray Companies -6.30% 11.11% 4.58%
Piper Jaffray Companies Competitors 2.09% 5.03% 3.95%

Dividends

Piper Jaffray Companies pays an annual dividend of $1.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Piper Jaffray Companies pays out -26.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Investment Banking” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.6% and pay out -261.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Piper Jaffray Companies lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Piper Jaffray Companies and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Piper Jaffray Companies 1 4 1 0 2.00
Piper Jaffray Companies Competitors 61 336 319 25 2.42

Piper Jaffray Companies presently has a consensus price target of $27.79, suggesting a potential downside of 63.05%. As a group, “Investment Banking” companies have a potential upside of 1.42%. Given Piper Jaffray Companies’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Piper Jaffray Companies has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Piper Jaffray Companies and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Piper Jaffray Companies $769.87 million -$21.95 million -15.97
Piper Jaffray Companies Competitors $902.64 million $129.13 million 308.53

Piper Jaffray Companies’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Piper Jaffray Companies. Piper Jaffray Companies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Piper Jaffray Companies rivals beat Piper Jaffray Companies on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Piper Jaffray Companies

Piper Jaffray Companies is an investment bank and asset management company. The Company’s segments include Capital Markets and Asset Management. The Capital Markets segment provides investment banking and institutional sales, trading and research services for various equity and fixed income products. The Asset Management segment includes its traditional asset management business and its investments in registered funds and private funds or partnerships that it manages. It provides a range of products and services, including equity and debt capital markets products; public finance services; financial advisory services; equity and fixed income institutional brokerage; equity and fixed income research, and asset management services. The Company serves the needs of corporations, private equity groups, public entities, non-profit entities and institutional investors in the United States and internationally.

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