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Polar Capital Global Financials (PCFT) Competitors

GBX 169.60
-0.40 (-0.24%)
(As of 07/12/2024 07:40 PM ET)

PCFT vs. BPT, WWH, CLDN, MRC, HVPE, TEM, JAM, QLT, PNL, and JTC

Should you be buying Polar Capital Global Financials stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Polar Capital Global Financials include Bridgepoint Group (BPT), Worldwide Healthcare (WWH), Caledonia Investments (CLDN), The Mercantile Investment Trust (MRC), HarbourVest Global Private Equity (HVPE), Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust (TEM), JPMorgan American (JAM), Quilter (QLT), Personal Assets (PNL), and JTC (JTC). These companies are all part of the "asset management" industry.

Polar Capital Global Financials vs.

Bridgepoint Group (LON:BPT) and Polar Capital Global Financials (LON:PCFT) are both financial services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, community ranking and media sentiment.

Bridgepoint Group pays an annual dividend of GBX 9 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Polar Capital Global Financials pays an annual dividend of GBX 5 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Bridgepoint Group pays out 10,000.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Polar Capital Global Financials pays out -10,000.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Bridgepoint Group presently has a consensus target price of GBX 269.67, indicating a potential upside of 6.76%. Given Polar Capital Global Financials' higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Bridgepoint Group is more favorable than Polar Capital Global Financials.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bridgepoint Group
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67
Polar Capital Global Financials
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A

Polar Capital Global Financials received 98 more outperform votes than Bridgepoint Group when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 78.26% of users gave Polar Capital Global Financials an outperform vote while only 76.92% of users gave Bridgepoint Group an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Bridgepoint GroupOutperform Votes
10
76.92%
Underperform Votes
3
23.08%
Polar Capital Global FinancialsOutperform Votes
108
78.26%
Underperform Votes
30
21.74%

In the previous week, Bridgepoint Group had 2 more articles in the media than Polar Capital Global Financials. MarketBeat recorded 3 mentions for Bridgepoint Group and 1 mentions for Polar Capital Global Financials. Bridgepoint Group's average media sentiment score of 1.05 beat Polar Capital Global Financials' score of 0.20 indicating that Polar Capital Global Financials is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Bridgepoint Group
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Polar Capital Global Financials
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Bridgepoint Group has a net margin of 21.98% compared to Bridgepoint Group's net margin of 0.00%. Polar Capital Global Financials' return on equity of 9.47% beat Bridgepoint Group's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bridgepoint Group21.98% 9.47% 3.78%
Polar Capital Global Financials N/A -3.02%-1.12%

Bridgepoint Group has higher revenue and earnings than Polar Capital Global Financials. Polar Capital Global Financials is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Bridgepoint Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Bridgepoint Group£321.60M6.23£70.70M£0.092,806.52
Polar Capital Global Financials-£6.16M-83.89-£15.53M-£0.05-3,392.00

21.5% of Bridgepoint Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.6% of Polar Capital Global Financials shares are held by institutional investors. 27.2% of Bridgepoint Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Polar Capital Global Financials shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Bridgepoint Group has a beta of 1.65, meaning that its stock price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Polar Capital Global Financials has a beta of 0.99, meaning that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Bridgepoint Group beats Polar Capital Global Financials on 14 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding PCFT 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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PCFT vs. The Competition

MetricPolar Capital Global FinancialsAsset Management IndustryFinancial SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£516.75M£743.34M£2.96B£1.41B
Dividend Yield2.77%13.37%4.67%11.82%
P/E Ratio-3,392.00953.48494.341,700.28
Price / Sales-83.8913,310.182,326.02336,156.45
Price / Cash14.2978.5348.0132.87
Price / Book1.071.772.262.78
Net Income-£15.53M£45.89M£378.48M£165.77M
7 Day Performance0.24%12.10%7.74%65.35%
1 Month Performance3.16%2.17%2.24%72.19%
1 Year Performance22.72%6.98%9.27%19.69%

Polar Capital Global Financials Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
BPT
Bridgepoint Group
0.5684 of 5 stars
0.57 / 5 stars
GBX 253.40
+1.5%
GBX 269.67
+6.4%
+25.4%£2.01B£321.60M2,815.56391
WWH
Worldwide Healthcare
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 368.50
+0.4%
N/A-88.0%£1.98B£-56,290,000.00-2,456.67N/A
CLDN
Caledonia Investments
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 3,540
-0.7%
N/A+6.3%£1.92B£167.60M1,545.8574
MRC
The Mercantile Investment Trust
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 247.50
+0.6%
N/A+27.2%£1.92B£97.69M2,475.002,600Positive News
HVPE
HarbourVest Global Private Equity
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 2,485
flat
N/A+14.8%£1.91B£171.22M-3,765.15N/A
TEM
Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 167.40
-0.4%
N/A+12.8%£1.86B£200.31M1,195.71N/APositive News
JAM
JPMorgan American
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 1,012
+0.2%
N/A+33.2%£1.85B£191.56M1,022.22N/A
QLT
Quilter
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 121.70
+0.5%
GBX 102.50
-15.8%
+52.9%£1.69B£4.63B4,056.672,983Gap Up
PNL
Personal Assets
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 486.50
-0.2%
N/A+5.6%£1.68B£-3,020,000.009,730.00N/APositive News
JTC
JTC
0.1886 of 5 stars
0.19 / 5 stars
GBX 1,020
+1.0%
GBX 1,025
+0.5%
+38.2%£1.65B£257.44M7,285.711,603News Coverage

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