Focus Financial Partners (NASDAQ: FOCS) is one of 55 publicly-traded companies in the “Investment advice” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Focus Financial Partners to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Focus Financial Partners and its peers, as provided 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 544 2190 2453 131 2.41

Focus Financial Partners currently has a consensus target price of $43.00, suggesting a potential upside of 27.07%. As a group, “Investment advice” companies have a potential upside of 13.56%. Given Focus Financial Partners’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Focus Financial Partners is more favorable than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.0% of Focus Financial Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.1% of shares of all “Investment advice” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.8% of shares of all “Investment advice” companies 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.

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 13.63% -15.06% 10.03%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Focus Financial Partners $910.88 million -$590,000.00 34.18
Focus Financial Partners Competitors $2.39 billion $266.58 million 8.58

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.

Summary

Focus Financial Partners peers beat Focus Financial Partners on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Focus Financial Partners Company Profile

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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