Critical Survey: Raymond James Financial (RJF) and Everton Resources (EVR)

Raymond James Financial (NYSE: RJF) and Everton Resources (NYSE:EVR) are both mid-cap financials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Raymond James Financial and Everton Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Raymond James Financial 11.39% N/A N/A
Everton Resources 6.90% 14.32% 7.20%

Dividends

Raymond James Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Everton Resources does not pay a dividend. Raymond James Financial pays out 20.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Raymond James Financial has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years and Everton Resources has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Risk and Volatility

Raymond James Financial has a beta of 1.71, indicating that its stock price is 71% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Everton Resources has a beta of 1.91, indicating that its stock price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Raymond James Financial and Everton Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Raymond James Financial 0 1 4 0 2.80
Everton Resources 0 6 2 0 2.25

Raymond James Financial presently has a consensus price target of $90.20, suggesting a potential upside of 7.96%. Everton Resources has a consensus price target of C$79.67, suggesting a potential downside of 1.40%. Given Raymond James Financial’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Raymond James Financial is more favorable than Everton Resources.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

69.6% of Raymond James Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 11.2% of Raymond James Financial shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Raymond James Financial and Everton Resources’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Raymond James Financial $6.52 billion 1.85 $636.23 million $4.33 19.30
Everton Resources N/A N/A N/A C$4.18 19.33

Raymond James Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Everton Resources. Raymond James Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Everton Resources, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Raymond James Financial beats Everton Resources on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Raymond James Financial Company Profile

Raymond James Financial, Inc. (RJF) is a financial holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries include Raymond James & Associates, Inc. (RJ&A), Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. (RJFS), Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc. (RJFSA), Raymond James Ltd. (RJ Ltd.), Eagle Asset Management, Inc. (Eagle), and Raymond James Bank, N.A. (RJ Bank). It operates through five segments: Private Client Group (PCG), Capital Markets, Asset Management, RJ Bank and the Other segment. The Private Client Group segment includes the retail branches of the Company’s broker-dealer subsidiaries located throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Capital Markets segment includes institutional sales and trading in the United States, Canada and Europe. The Asset Management segment includes the operations of Eagle, the Eagle Family of Funds and other fee-based asset management programs. RJ Bank segment provides corporate loan, securities based loans (SB) and residential loans.

Everton Resources Company Profile

Evercore Inc., formerly Evercore Partners Inc., is a global independent investment banking advisory company. The Company advises a diverse set of investment banking clients on a wide range of transactions and issues and provides institutional investors with high quality equity research, sales and trading execution that is free of the conflicts created by proprietary activities. The Firm also offers investment management services to high net worth and institutional investors. The Company has 28 offices and affiliate offices in North America, Europe, South America and Asia and has the scale and strength to serve clients globally through a focused and tailored approach designed to meet their unique needs.

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