Critical Review: Silvercrest Asset Management Group (SAMG) & Medley Management (MDLY)

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Medley Management (NYSE:MDLY) and Silvercrest Asset Management Group (NASDAQ:SAMG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

Medley Management has a beta of 1.55, suggesting that its stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Silvercrest Asset Management Group has a beta of 0.52, suggesting that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Medley Management and Silvercrest Asset Management Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Medley Management 0 2 0 0 2.00
Silvercrest Asset Management Group 0 0 1 0 3.00

Medley Management presently has a consensus price target of $6.00, indicating a potential upside of 84.62%. Silvercrest Asset Management Group has a consensus price target of $20.00, indicating a potential upside of 43.27%. Given Medley Management’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Medley Management is more favorable than Silvercrest Asset Management Group.

Profitability

This table compares Medley Management and Silvercrest Asset Management Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Medley Management -4.30% -3.76% 4.07%
Silvercrest Asset Management Group 9.76% 20.69% 13.84%

Dividends

Medley Management pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 24.6%. Silvercrest Asset Management Group pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

56.8% of Medley Management shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.5% of Silvercrest Asset Management Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.1% of Medley Management shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.2% of Silvercrest Asset Management Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Medley Management and Silvercrest Asset Management Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Medley Management $56.51 million 0.33 -$2.43 million N/A N/A
Silvercrest Asset Management Group $98.67 million 1.90 $9.63 million N/A N/A

Silvercrest Asset Management Group has higher revenue and earnings than Medley Management.

Summary

Silvercrest Asset Management Group beats Medley Management on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Medley Management Company Profile

Medley Management Inc. is an investment holding company and operate and control all of the business and affairs of Medley LLC and its subsidiaries. Medley Management Inc. was incorporated on June 13, 2014 and is based in New York, New York.

Silvercrest Asset Management Group Company Profile

Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc., a wealth management firm, provides financial advisory and related family office services in the United States. The company serves ultra-high net worth individuals and families, as well as their trusts; endowments; foundations; and other institutional investors. It also manages funds of funds and other investment funds. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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