Financial Contrast: Bridge Investment Group (NYSE:BRDG) & Fifth Street Asset Management (OTCMKTS:FSAM)

Bridge Investment Group (NYSE:BRDGGet Rating) and Fifth Street Asset Management (OTCMKTS:FSAMGet Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Bridge Investment Group and Fifth Street Asset Management’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bridge Investment Group 29.40% 5.41% 3.28%
Fifth Street Asset Management N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Bridge Investment Group and Fifth Street Asset Management’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bridge Investment Group $330.01 million 1.64 $23.23 million $4.84 3.83
Fifth Street Asset Management N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Bridge Investment Group has higher revenue and earnings than Fifth Street Asset Management.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Bridge Investment Group and Fifth Street Asset Management, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bridge Investment Group 0 1 4 0 2.80
Fifth Street Asset Management 0 0 0 0 N/A

Bridge Investment Group currently has a consensus target price of $21.20, indicating a potential upside of 14.22%. Given Bridge Investment Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Bridge Investment Group is more favorable than Fifth Street Asset Management.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

65.5% of Bridge Investment Group shares are held by institutional investors. 65.9% of Bridge Investment Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 85.4% of Fifth Street Asset Management shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Bridge Investment Group pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Fifth Street Asset Management pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 992.9%. Bridge Investment Group pays out 17.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Bridge Investment Group beats Fifth Street Asset Management on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Bridge Investment Group Company Profile (Get Rating)

Bridge Investment Group Holdings Inc. engages in the real estate investment management business in the United States. It manages capital on behalf of approximately hundred global institutions and 6,500 individual investors across approximately 25 investment vehicles. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Fifth Street Asset Management Company Profile (Get Rating)

Fifth Street Asset Management Inc. is an asset management holding company. The firm provides asset management services through its subsidiaries. Fifth Street Asset Management Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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