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Burford Capital (BUR) Competitors

GBX 1,009
-30.00 (-2.89%)
(As of 07:59 AM ET)

BUR vs. PSH, ICP, SDRC, SDR, HL, FCIT, MNG, PCT, ATST, and UKW

Should you be buying Burford Capital stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Burford Capital include Pershing Square (PSH), Intermediate Capital Group (ICP), Schroders (SDRC), Schroders (SDR), Hargreaves Lansdown (HL), F&C Investment Trust (FCIT), M&G (MNG), Polar Capital Technology Trust (PCT), Alliance Trust (ATST), and Greencoat UK Wind (UKW). These companies are all part of the "asset management" industry.

Burford Capital vs.

Burford Capital (LON:BUR) and Pershing Square (LON:PSH) are both mid-cap financial services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, community ranking, institutional ownership, media sentiment and risk.

54.5% of Burford Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.6% of Pershing Square shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.6% of Burford Capital shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Pershing Square shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, Burford Capital's average media sentiment score of 1.05 beat Pershing Square's score of 0.00 indicating that Burford Capital is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Overall Sentiment
Burford Capital Positive
Pershing Square Neutral

Burford Capital pays an annual dividend of GBX 10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Pershing Square pays an annual dividend of GBX 46 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Burford Capital pays out 485.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Pershing Square pays out 436.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Pershing Square is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Burford Capital has a beta of 1.02, meaning that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pershing Square has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Burford Capital presently has a consensus target price of GBX 1,710, suggesting a potential upside of 69.61%. Given Burford Capital's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Burford Capital is more favorable than Pershing Square.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Burford Capital
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
Pershing Square
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A

Pershing Square has a net margin of 79.14% compared to Burford Capital's net margin of 27.26%. Pershing Square's return on equity of 22.66% beat Burford Capital's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Burford Capital27.26% 13.82% 10.89%
Pershing Square 79.14%22.66%11.83%

Pershing Square has higher revenue and earnings than Burford Capital. Pershing Square is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Burford Capital, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Burford Capital£1.18B1.87£321.16M£2.06489.42
Pershing Square£3.14B2.46£2.49B£10.54398.29

Burford Capital received 381 more outperform votes than Pershing Square when rated by MarketBeat users.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Burford CapitalOutperform Votes
381
74.56%
Underperform Votes
130
25.44%
Pershing SquareN/AN/A

Summary

Pershing Square beats Burford Capital on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding BUR and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of LON and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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BUR vs. The Competition

MetricBurford CapitalAsset Management IndustryFinancial SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£2.21B£730.10M£2.91B£1.40B
Dividend Yield0.89%13.38%4.63%11.82%
P/E Ratio489.42949.45486.631,680.88
Price / Sales1.8713,451.192,280.12268,300.38
Price / Cash3.2879.2348.0832.84
Price / Book0.981.761.522.73
Net Income£321.16M£45.89M£378.48M£165.77M
7 Day Performance-5.78%0.54%0.46%0.05%
1 Month Performance-9.09%-0.06%0.44%7.21%
1 Year Performance2.04%7.96%15.28%23.18%

Burford Capital Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
PSH
Pershing Square
0 of 5 stars
GBX 4,304
0.0%
N/A+55.8%£7.92B£3.14B408.35N/A
ICP
Intermediate Capital Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 2,246
+4.6%
N/A+70.7%£6.53B£831.60M2,916.88579Gap Up
SDRC
Schroders
0 of 5 stars
GBX 2,165
-2.0%
N/AN/A£6.12B£3.14B1,071.785,750High Trading Volume
SDR
Schroders
1.17 of 5 stars
GBX 373.80
-1.0%
GBX 432
+15.6%
-12.2%£6.02B£2.99B1,557.506,438Positive News
HL
Hargreaves Lansdown
0.3376 of 5 stars
GBX 1,130
+5.3%
GBX 991.33
-12.3%
+46.8%£5.35B£753.30M1,637.682,277High Trading Volume
FCIT
F&C Investment Trust
0 of 5 stars
GBX 1,014
flat
N/A+18.3%£5.09B£584.29M984.47N/ADividend Cut
MNG
M&G
0.3558 of 5 stars
GBX 203.50
-0.1%
GBX 224.17
+10.2%
+10.3%£4.84B£6.28B1,695.836,101Positive News
PCT
Polar Capital Technology Trust
0 of 5 stars
GBX 3,390
+1.5%
N/A+52.7%£4.09B£540M845.392,021Positive News
ATST
Alliance Trust
0 of 5 stars
GBX 1,195.60
-0.2%
N/A+22.3%£3.40B£649.98M572.063
UKW
Greencoat UK Wind
0 of 5 stars
GBX 133.89
-0.1%
N/A-4.3%£3.07B£234.38M318.79N/A

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This page (LON:BUR) was last updated on 6/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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