180 Degree Capital Corp. (TURN) and Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF) Contrasting side by side

Both 180 Degree Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:TURN) and Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF) compete on a level playing field in the Asset Management industry. We will evaluate their performance with regards to dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
180 Degree Capital Corp. 2 320.46 N/A 0.03 61.25
Jefferies Financial Group Inc. 19 1.13 N/A 2.03 10.49

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share (EPS), top-line revenue and valuation of 180 Degree Capital Corp. and Jefferies Financial Group Inc. Jefferies Financial Group Inc. seems to has higher revenue and earnings compared to 180 Degree Capital Corp. The company that Currently has a higher price-to-earnings ratio is considered the more expensive of the two businesses. 180 Degree Capital Corp. is thus presently the expensive of the two stocks because it has a higher price-to-earnings ratio.

Profitability

Table 2 provides us the net margins, return on assets and return on equity of both companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
180 Degree Capital Corp. 0.00% 1.2% 1.2%
Jefferies Financial Group Inc. 0.00% 0% 0%

Risk & Volatility

180 Degree Capital Corp. has a 0.66 beta, while its volatility is 34.00% which is less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. From a competition point of view, Jefferies Financial Group Inc. has a 1.43 beta which is 43.00% more volatile compared to Standard & Poor’s 500.

Analyst Recommendations

The next table highlights the given recommendations and ratings for 180 Degree Capital Corp. and Jefferies Financial Group Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
180 Degree Capital Corp. 0 0 0 0.00
Jefferies Financial Group Inc. 0 1 0 2.00

Meanwhile, Jefferies Financial Group Inc.’s average price target is $23, while its potential upside is 16.04%.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Roughly 32% of 180 Degree Capital Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors while 77.9% of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. are owned by institutional investors. Insiders owned 3.3% of 180 Degree Capital Corp. shares. Competitively, Jefferies Financial Group Inc. has 9% of it’s share owned by insiders.

Performance

In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
180 Degree Capital Corp. 0.51% -0.51% 2.62% 1.03% -10.91% 12%
Jefferies Financial Group Inc. -1.07% 8.11% 4.2% 1.86% -13.47% 22.87%

For the past year 180 Degree Capital Corp. has weaker performance than Jefferies Financial Group Inc.

Summary

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. beats 180 Degree Capital Corp. on 7 of the 11 factors.

180 Degree Capital Corp. is a business development company specializing in early stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in tiny technology including microsystems and transformative nanotechnology companies and applications in the cleantech, biotechnology, energy, healthcare, and electronic sectors. It prefers to invest in biology innovation, where intersecting with innovations in areas such as electronics, physics, materials science, chemistry, information technology, engineering and mathematics. It seeks companies which employ or intend to employ technology that is at the microscale or smaller and if the employment of that technology is material to its business plan. The firm may make follow-on investments and seeks to co-invest. It prefers to hold membership on boards of directors or serve as observers to the boards of directors on its portfolio companies. 180 Degree Capital Corp. was founded in August 1981 and is based in Montclair, New Jersey with addition office in Los Angeles, California.

Jefferies Financial Group Inc., a financial services company, offers a range of products and services in investment banking, equities, fixed income, and wealth management in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. It engages in the debt capital market, equity capital market, merger and acquisition, private capital advisory, and restructuring and recapitalization businesses. The company also offers cash equities; electronic trading solutions, such as global algorithmic and portfolio trading solutions; equity derivatives, such as U.S. equity options, U.S. exchange-traded funds, and Europe equity derivatives, as well as trades in a range of convertible securities from large investment-grade issues to small private transactions; access to investors and logistics; and prime services. In addition, it provides fixed income products, such as government securities, mortgage and asset backed securities, corporate credits, sovereign and corporate fixed income securities, municipal securities, debt solutions, and foreign exchange. Further, the company offers asset management services; and wealth management services, such as investment advisory, financial planning, family office and institutional consulting, executive, and lending solutions. The company was formerly known as Leucadia National Corporation and changed its name to Jefferies Financial Group Inc. in May 2018. Jefferies Financial Group Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in New York, New York.

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