Medley Management (NASDAQ: MDLY) is one of 58 public companies in the “Investment Management” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Medley Management to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

47.7% of shares of all “Investment Management” companies are owned by institutional investors. 26.7% of shares of all “Investment Management” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Medley Management and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Medley Management N/A N/A 26.90
Medley Management Competitors $989.97 million $159.22 million 892.06

Medley Management’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Medley Management. Medley Management 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.

Profitability

This table compares Medley Management and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Medley Management 33.42% N/A 15.58%
Medley Management Competitors 26.42% 113.20% 26.57%

Risk and Volatility

Medley Management has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Medley Management’s peers have a beta of 1.44, indicating that their average share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Medley Management and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Medley Management 0 4 0 0 2.00
Medley Management Competitors 660 2109 2154 34 2.32

Medley Management presently has a consensus target price of $9.50, suggesting a potential upside of 68.14%. As a group, “Investment Management” companies have a potential upside of 15.43%. Given Medley Management’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Medley Management is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Medley Management peers beat Medley Management on 9 of the 11 factors compared.

Medley Management Company Profile

Medley Management Inc. is an asset management firm offering yield solutions to retail and institutional investors. The Company operates in the investment management segment. It is focused on credit-related investment strategies, primarily originating senior secured loans to private middle market companies in the United States. The Company generally holds these loans to maturity. Its national direct origination franchise provides capital to the middle market in the United States. The Company has over $4.8 billion of assets under management (AUM) in approximately two business development companies (BDCs), Medley Capital Corporation (MCC) and Sierra Income Corporation (SIC), as well as private investment vehicles. It has over $5 billion of AUM. The Company provides capital to over 300 companies across approximately 35 industries in North America. The Company’s long-dated private funds include MOF I, MOF II and MOF III. Its private funds are managed through partnership structures

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