Analyzing GCM Grosvenor (NASDAQ:GCMGW) and Blackstone (NYSE:BX)

GCM Grosvenor (NASDAQ:GCMGWGet Rating) and Blackstone (NYSE:BXGet Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares GCM Grosvenor and Blackstone’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GCM Grosvenor N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Blackstone $22.58 billion 3.10 $5.86 billion $5.48 18.19

Blackstone has higher revenue and earnings than GCM Grosvenor.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for GCM Grosvenor and Blackstone, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GCM Grosvenor 0 0 0 0 N/A
Blackstone 0 5 8 0 2.62

Blackstone has a consensus target price of $131.33, indicating a potential upside of 31.77%. Given Blackstone’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Blackstone is more favorable than GCM Grosvenor.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

61.9% of Blackstone shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Blackstone shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares GCM Grosvenor and Blackstone’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GCM Grosvenor N/A N/A N/A
Blackstone 22.48% 20.80% 10.67%


Blackstone beats GCM Grosvenor on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Blackstone

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Blackstone Inc. is an alternative asset management firm specializing in real estate, private equity, hedge fund solutions, credit, secondary funds of funds, public debt and equity and multi-asset class strategies. The firm typically invests in early-stage companies. It also provide capital markets services. The real estate segment specializes in opportunistic, core+ investments as well as debt investment opportunities collateralized by commercial real estate, and stabilized income-oriented commercial real estate across North America, Europe and Asia. The firm's corporate private equity business pursues transactions throughout the world across a variety of transaction types, including large buyouts,special situations, distressed mortgage loans, mid-cap buyouts, buy and build platforms, which involves multiple acquisitions behind a single management team and platform, and growth equity/development projects involving significant majority stakes in portfolio companies and minority investments in operating companies, shipping, real estate, corporate or consumer loans, and alternative energy greenfield development projects in energy and power, property, dislocated markets, shipping opportunities, financial institution breakups, re-insurance, and improving freight mobility, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, enterprise tech and consumer, as well as consumer technologies. The firm considers investment in Asia and Latin America. It has a three year investment period. Its hedge fund business manages a broad range of commingled and customized fund solutions and its credit business focuses on loans, and securities of non-investment grade companies spread across the capital structure including senior debt, subordinated debt, preferred stock and common equity. Blackstone Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in New York, New York with additional offices across Asia, Europe and North America.

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