Comparison of Manning & Napier Inc. (MN) and Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF)

Manning & Napier Inc. (NYSE:MN) and Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF), both competing one another are Asset Management companies. We will compare their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Manning & Napier Inc. 153.90M 0.91 2.54M 0.25 9.03
Jefferies Financial Group Inc. 5.22B 1.00 265.34M 2.03 9.31

In table 1 we can see Manning & Napier Inc. and Jefferies Financial Group Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Jefferies Financial Group Inc. appears to has higher revenue and earnings than Manning & Napier Inc. Business that currently has a lower price-to-earnings ratio means that it is the more affordable of the two businesses. Manning & Napier Inc. is thus currently the affordable of the two stocks because it has a lower price-to-earnings ratio.


Table 2 represents Manning & Napier Inc. (NYSE:MN) and Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF)’s return on equity, net margins and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Manning & Napier Inc. 1.65% 0.8% 0.7%
Jefferies Financial Group Inc. 5.08% 0% 0%

Risk and Volatility

Manning & Napier Inc.’s 1.4 beta indicates that its volatility is 40.00% more volatile than that of Standard and Poor’s 500. Jefferies Financial Group Inc.’s 1.37 beta is the reason why it is 37.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.


Manning & Napier Inc. pays out a $0.2 per share dividend on a yearly basis and it also offers 11.11% dividend yield. Meanwhile, Jefferies Financial Group Inc.’s annual dividend is $0.49 per share and it also boasts of a 2.71% dividend yield.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

The shares of both Manning & Napier Inc. and Jefferies Financial Group Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 51.5% and 82.4% respectively. About 9.9% of Manning & Napier Inc.’s share are held by insiders. Insiders Competitively, held 8.2% of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. shares.


Here are 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)
Manning & Napier Inc. 2.76% 9.85% -0.89% 12.63% -30.31% 26.7%
Jefferies Financial Group Inc. -4.64% -6.1% -8.33% -13.96% -23% 8.99%

For the past year Manning & Napier Inc.’s stock price has bigger growth than Jefferies Financial Group Inc.


Jefferies Financial Group Inc. beats on 12 of the 15 factors Manning & Napier Inc.

Manning & Napier, Inc. is publicly owned investment manager. It provides its services to net worth individuals and institutions, including 401(k) plans, pension plans, taft-hartley plans, endowments and foundations. The firm manages separate client-focused equity and fixed income portfolios. It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets of the United States. The firm employs fundamental analysis along with a combination of bottom-up and top-down stock picking approach to create its portfolios. Manning & Napier, Inc. was founded in 1970 and is based in Fairport, New York with additional offices in Dublin, Ohio; St. Petersburg, Florida; and Chicago, Illinois.

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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