AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE: AB) and Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ:HLNE) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. and Hamilton Lane’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. $232.17 million 10.07 $203.84 million $2.18 11.47
Hamilton Lane $192.96 million 2.71 $87.34 million N/A N/A

AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. has higher revenue and earnings than Hamilton Lane.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. and Hamilton Lane, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. 0 2 3 0 2.60
Hamilton Lane 0 4 1 0 2.20

AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. presently has a consensus price target of $26.33, indicating a potential upside of 5.33%. Hamilton Lane has a consensus price target of $23.25, indicating a potential downside of 14.27%. Given AllianceBernstein Holding L.P.’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. is more favorable than Hamilton Lane.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

19.4% of AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.2% of Hamilton Lane shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 62.9% of Hamilton Lane shares 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.

Dividends

AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. pays an annual dividend of $1.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.8%. Hamilton Lane pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. pays out 89.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. and Hamilton Lane’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. 6.74% 13.28% 13.28%
Hamilton Lane N/A N/A N/A

Summary

AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. beats Hamilton Lane on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About AllianceBernstein Holding L.P.

AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. is engaged in providing research, investment management and related services to a range of clients through its three buy-side distribution channels: Institutions, Retail and Private Wealth Management, and its sell-side business, Bernstein Research Services. The Company offers a range of investment services, including equity strategies, with global and regional portfolios across capitalization ranges and investment strategies, including value, growth and equities; traditional and unconstrained fixed income strategies, including taxable and tax-exempt strategies; passive management, including index and enhanced index strategies; alternative investments, including hedge funds, fund of funds and private equity, and multi-asset solutions and services, including dynamic asset allocation, customized target-date funds and target-risk funds. The Company’s services span various investment disciplines, including market capitalization, term and geographic locations.

About Hamilton Lane

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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