Head to Head Survey: Sampo (SAXPY) & Brookfield Asset Management (BAM)

Sampo (OTCMKTS: SAXPY) and Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE:BAM) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

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This table compares Sampo and Brookfield Asset Management’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sampo $6.86 billion 4.61 $2.53 billion N/A N/A
Brookfield Asset Management $40.79 billion 0.92 $1.46 billion N/A N/A

Sampo has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Brookfield Asset Management.

Dividends

Sampo pays an annual dividend of $1.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Brookfield Asset Management pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Brookfield Asset Management has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Sampo and Brookfield Asset Management, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sampo 1 0 1 0 2.00
Brookfield Asset Management 0 0 6 0 3.00

Brookfield Asset Management has a consensus price target of $48.42, suggesting a potential upside of 23.83%. Given Brookfield Asset Management’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Brookfield Asset Management is more favorable than Sampo.

Volatility and Risk

Sampo has a beta of 0.73, suggesting that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brookfield Asset Management has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Sampo and Brookfield Asset Management’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sampo N/A 18.46% 5.44%
Brookfield Asset Management 3.58% 2.05% 0.81%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of Sampo shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.5% of Brookfield Asset Management shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Brookfield Asset Management beats Sampo on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sampo Company Profile

Sampo Oyj, through its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty (P&C), and life insurance products and services in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and the Baltic countries. The company’s P&C Insurance segment offers insurance products, including household, homeowner, motor, and accident insurance, as well as various supplementary insurances, such as travel, boat, forest, and livestock insurance to private customers; commercial insurance products, which comprise property, liability, casualty, and cargo insurance, to companies; and P&C insurances to private and corporate customers. Its Life Insurance segment provides wealth management, rewards, and risk insurance for private and corporate customers, as well as unit-linked insurance and group pension insurance products. Sampo Oyj was founded in 1909 and is based in Helsinki, Finland.

Brookfield Asset Management Company Profile

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm invests in the property, power, and infrastructure sectors. Its property business includes owning and managing office properties, developing master planned residential communities, and offering clients bridge and mezzanine lending, alternative assets funds, and financial and advisory services. Through its subsidiaries, the firm operates hydroelectric power facilities, interconnections and transmission facilities in Northeast North America, and development of wind power in Canada. Through its subsidiaries, it invests in specialty funds including private equity and makes direct investments in real estate, energy, and resource assets. The firm launches and manages equity and fixed income mutual funds. It also manages real estate and hedge funds. The firm invests in equity and fixed income markets across the globe. It was formerly known as Brascan Corp. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is based in Toronto, Canada with additional offices in Bogota, Colombia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Calgary, Canada, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Gatineau, Canada, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, London, United Kingdom, Melbourne, Australia, Montreal, Canada, Mumbai, India, New York City, Perth, Australia, Shanghai, China, and Sydney, Australia.

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