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Comparing Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt (NASDAQ:PHCF) & Legg Mason (NASDAQ:LM) – Rockland Register

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Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt (NASDAQ:PHCF) and Legg Mason (NYSE:LM) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt and Legg Mason’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt $4.13 million 7.68 $470,000.00 N/A N/A
Legg Mason $2.90 billion 1.10 -$28.51 million $3.04 12.13

Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Legg Mason.

Profitability

This table compares Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt and Legg Mason’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt N/A N/A N/A
Legg Mason -0.98% 7.30% 3.53%

Dividends

Legg Mason pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt does not pay a dividend. Legg Mason pays out 44.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Legg Mason has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt and Legg Mason, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt 0 0 0 0 N/A
Legg Mason 2 3 4 0 2.22

Legg Mason has a consensus target price of $32.38, indicating a potential downside of 12.19%. Given Legg Mason’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Legg Mason is more favorable than Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.2% of Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.5% of Legg Mason shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.3% of Legg Mason shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Legg Mason beats Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt

Puhui Wealth Investment Management Co., Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides third-party wealth management services in the People’s Republic of China. It manages funds for individuals and corporate clients. Puhui Wealth Investment Management Co., Ltd. has a strategic cooperation agreement with YINGKE Innovation Asset Management Co., Ltd. to jointly establish an equity investment fund. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

About Legg Mason

Legg Mason, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides investment management and related services to company-sponsored mutual funds and other investment vehicles including pension funds, foundations, endowments, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, private banks, family offices, individuals, as well as to global, institutional, and retail clients. It launches and manages equity, fixed income, and multi-asset customized portfolios through its subsidiaries. The firm also launches and manages mutual funds and exchange traded funds for its clients through its subsidiaries. It invests in private and public equity, fixed income, and multi asset markets across the globe through its subsidiaries. Through its subsidiaries, the firm also invests in alternative markets. It also employs a combination of fundamental and quantitative research to make its investments through its subsidiaries. Legg Mason, Inc. was founded in 1899 and is based in Baltimore, Maryland.

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