Focus Financial Partners (NASDAQ: FOCS) is one of 12,917 publicly-traded companies in the “” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Focus Financial Partners to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Focus Financial Partners and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Focus Financial Partners $910.88 million -$590,000.00 36.80
Focus Financial Partners Competitors $7.26 billion $564.79 million 12.37

Focus Financial Partners’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Focus Financial Partners. Focus Financial Partners is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Focus Financial Partners and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Focus Financial Partners 0 4 1 0 2.20
Focus Financial Partners Competitors 58890 224008 291341 11956 2.44

Focus Financial Partners presently has a consensus target price of $43.00, indicating a potential upside of 18.03%. As a group, “” companies have a potential upside of 24.28%. Given Focus Financial Partners’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Focus Financial Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Focus Financial Partners and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Focus Financial Partners -4.34% -23.64% 2.94%
Focus Financial Partners Competitors -173.67% 8.35% 2.21%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.0% of Focus Financial Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of shares of all “” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.4% of shares of all “” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Focus Financial Partners peers beat Focus Financial Partners on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Focus Financial Partners

Focus Financial Partners Inc. provides wealth management services to primarily high net worth individuals and families. The company's wealth management services include investment advice, financial and tax planning, consulting, tax return preparation, family office services, and other services. It also offers recordkeeping and administration services. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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