Contrasting BKF Capital Group (BKFG) and Victory Capital (VCTR)

BKF Capital Group (OTCMKTS:BKFG) and Victory Capital (NASDAQ:VCTR) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares BKF Capital Group and Victory Capital’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BKF Capital Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Victory Capital $409.63 million 1.82 $25.82 million $1.25 8.82

Victory Capital has higher revenue and earnings than BKF Capital Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.0% of BKF Capital Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.8% of Victory Capital shares are held by institutional investors. 10.9% of BKF Capital Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares BKF Capital Group and Victory Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BKF Capital Group N/A N/A N/A
Victory Capital 14.42% 27.34% 12.97%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for BKF Capital Group and Victory Capital, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BKF Capital Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Victory Capital 0 2 7 0 2.78

Victory Capital has a consensus target price of $13.81, indicating a potential upside of 25.23%. Given Victory Capital’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Victory Capital is more favorable than BKF Capital Group.

Summary

Victory Capital beats BKF Capital Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

BKF Capital Group Company Profile

BKF Capital Group, Inc. does not have significant operations. It intends to operate as a merchant bank providing capital to companies primarily in the form of share ownership, as well as advisory services on corporate matters to the firms in which the company invests, including mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, and general operations and financial management. The company was founded in 1907 and is based in Westlake Village, California.

Victory Capital Company Profile

Victory Capital Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an independent investment management company in the United States. It offers investment advisory, fund administration, and distribution services through broker-dealers, retirement platforms, and registered investment advisor networks. As of September 30, 2017, its franchises and solutions platform managed a set of 70 investment strategies for a range of institutional and retail clients. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Brooklyn, Ohio.

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