Contrasting Hamilton Lane (HLNE) and Its Rivals

Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) is one of 57 public companies in the “Investment Management” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Hamilton Lane to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Hamilton Lane and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hamilton Lane 0 4 1 0 2.20
Hamilton Lane Competitors 662 2109 2160 35 2.32

Hamilton Lane currently has a consensus target price of $23.50, indicating a potential downside of 29.34%. As a group, “Investment Management” companies have a potential downside of 1.34%. Given Hamilton Lane’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hamilton Lane has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Dividends

Hamilton Lane pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Hamilton Lane pays out -46.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Investment Management” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.5% and pay out 74.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

29.9% of Hamilton Lane shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.6% of shares of all “Investment Management” companies are owned by institutional investors. 62.9% of Hamilton Lane shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 26.7% of shares of all “Investment Management” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Hamilton Lane and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hamilton Lane N/A N/A N/A
Hamilton Lane Competitors 26.10% 96.79% 24.48%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hamilton Lane and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Hamilton Lane $179.82 million $610,000.00 -21.88
Hamilton Lane Competitors $989.97 million $159.22 million 943.73

Hamilton Lane’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Hamilton Lane. Hamilton Lane is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Hamilton Lane peers beat Hamilton Lane on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

Hamilton Lane Company Profile

Hamilton Lane Incorporated is a global private markets investment solutions provider. The Company works with its clients to conceive, structure, build out, manage and monitor portfolios of private markets funds and direct investments, and it helps them access a set of such investment opportunities around the world. It offers a range of investment solutions across a range of private markets, including private equity, private credit, real estate, infrastructure, natural resources, growth equity and venture capital. These solutions are constructed from a range of investment types, including primary investments in funds managed by third-party managers, direct/co-investments alongside such funds and acquisitions of secondary stakes in such funds, with a range of its clients utilizing multiple investment types. These solutions are offered in a range of formats covering some or all phases of private markets investment programs, such as Customized Separate Accounts and Specialized Funds.

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