Apollo Global Management (NYSE: APO) is one of 53 public companies in the “Investment Management & Fund Operators” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Apollo Global Management to related companies based off the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Apollo Global Management and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Apollo Global Management||$2.21 billion||N/A||11.29|
|Apollo Global Management Competitors||$3.00 billion||$962.04 million||6.40|
Apollo Global Management’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Apollo Global Management. Apollo Global Management is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Apollo Global Management and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Apollo Global Management||21.79%||59.61%||19.32%|
|Apollo Global Management Competitors||-46.95%||10.51%||5.73%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
73.6% of Apollo Global Management shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.1% of Apollo Global Management shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Apollo Global Management pays an annual dividend of $2.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.2%. Apollo Global Management pays out 81.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.8% and pay out 49.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Volatility & Risk
Apollo Global Management has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Apollo Global Management’s peers have a beta of 1.23, meaning that their average stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Apollo Global Management and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Apollo Global Management||0||3||8||0||2.73|
|Apollo Global Management Competitors||357||1772||1789||62||2.39|
Apollo Global Management currently has a consensus price target of $29.30, suggesting a potential upside of 1.42%. All “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies have a potential upside of 6.01%. Given Apollo Global Management’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Apollo Global Management has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Apollo Global Management beats its peers on 8 of the 14 factors compared.
About Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management, LLC (Apollo) is an alternative investment manager in private equity, credit and real estate. The Company raises, invests and manages funds on behalf of pension, endowment and sovereign wealth funds, as well as other institutional and individual investors. The Company’s segments include private equity, credit and real estate. The private equity segment invests in control equity and related debt instruments, convertible securities and distressed debt investments. The credit segment invests in non-control corporate and structured debt instruments, including performing, stressed and distressed investments across the capital structure. The real estate segment invests in real estate equity for the acquisition and recapitalization of real estate assets, portfolios, platforms and operating companies, and real estate debt, including first mortgage and mezzanine loans, preferred equity and commercial mortgage backed securities.
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