Janus Capital Group (JNS) & Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) (BK) Financial Comparison

Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) (NYSE: BK) and Janus Capital Group (NYSE:JNS) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) and Janus Capital Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) 2 8 3 2 2.33
Janus Capital Group 1 6 0 0 1.86

Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) currently has a consensus price target of $53.71, indicating a potential upside of 4.18%. Janus Capital Group has a consensus price target of $14.20, indicating a potential upside of 0.21%. Given Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The)’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) is more favorable than Janus Capital Group.

Volatility & Risk

Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) has a beta of 1.14, meaning that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Janus Capital Group has a beta of 1.6, meaning that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) and Janus Capital Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) $15.55 billion 3.43 $3.49 billion $3.38 15.25
Janus Capital Group N/A N/A N/A $0.79 17.94

Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) has higher revenue and earnings than Janus Capital Group. Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Janus Capital Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) and Janus Capital Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) 23.35% 10.35% 1.07%
Janus Capital Group 12.54% 7.26% 4.48%

Dividends

Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Janus Capital Group pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) pays out 28.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Janus Capital Group pays out 55.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years and Janus Capital Group has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

81.8% of Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.2% of Janus Capital Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.6% of Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.1% of Janus Capital Group shares are owned by company 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

Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) beats Janus Capital Group on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The)

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation is an investments company. The Company operates businesses through two segments: Investment Management and Investment Services. The Company also has an Other segment, which includes the leasing portfolio, corporate treasury activities (including its investment securities portfolio), derivatives and other trading, corporate and bank-owned life insurance and renewable energy investments, and business exits. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had $29.9 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration and $1.6 trillion in assets under management. The Company’s Investment Management boutiques offer a range of actively managed equity, fixed income, alternative and liability-driven investments, along with passive products and cash management. The Company offers asset servicing, clearing services, issuer services and treasury services to its clients.

About Janus Capital Group

Janus Capital Group Inc. provides investment management, administration, distribution and related services to financial advisors, individuals and institutional clients through mutual funds, separate accounts, other pooled investment vehicles, exchange-traded products (ETPs) and subadvised relationships (collectively referred to as investment products) in both domestic and international markets. The Company operates through investment management business segment. The Company provides investment management solutions across a range of disciplines, including fundamental the United States and global equities (growth and value), mathematical equities, fixed income and alternatives. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s investment products were distributed through three primary channels: intermediary, institutional and self-directed. Each distribution channel focuses on specific investor groups and the requirements of each group.

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