PJT Partners (NYSE: PJT) is one of 17 public companies in the “Investment Banking” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare PJT Partners to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, valuation, profitability and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

PJT Partners has a beta of 0.36, suggesting that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PJT Partners’ rivals have a beta of 1.20, suggesting that their average stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

59.2% of PJT Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.6% of shares of all “Investment Banking” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.3% of PJT Partners shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 18.9% of shares of all “Investment Banking” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares PJT Partners and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
PJT Partners $499.43 million $5.10 million 67.20
PJT Partners Competitors $902.64 million $129.13 million 304.02

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


PJT Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. PJT Partners pays out 33.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Investment Banking” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.6% and pay out -254.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. PJT Partners lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.


This table compares PJT Partners and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PJT Partners 2.41% -61.67% 10.01%
PJT Partners Competitors 3.39% 6.10% 4.68%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for PJT Partners and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PJT Partners 0 0 2 0 3.00
PJT Partners Competitors 61 336 319 25 2.42

PJT Partners currently has a consensus price target of $45.00, indicating a potential upside of 13.49%. As a group, “Investment Banking” companies have a potential downside of 16.31%. Given PJT Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe PJT Partners is more favorable than its rivals.


PJT Partners rivals beat PJT Partners on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

PJT Partners Company Profile

PJT Partners Inc. is an advisory-focused investment bank. The Company offers an array of strategic advisory, restructuring and special situations and private fund advisory and placement services to corporations, financial sponsors, institutional investors and governments. It provides, through Park Hill Group, private fund advisory and placement services for alternative investment managers, including private equity funds, real estate funds and hedge funds. Its advisory business offers a range of financial advisory and transaction execution capability, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, minority investments, asset swaps, divestitures, takeover defenses, corporate finance advisory, private placements and distressed sales. Its Restructuring and Special Situations Group’s services include advising companies, creditors and financial sponsors on recapitalizations, reorganizations, exchange offers, debt repurchases, capital raises, and distressed mergers and acquisitions.

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