Moelis & Company (MC) & The Competition Financial Comparison

Moelis & Company (NYSE: MC) is one of 52 publicly-traded companies in the “Investment advice” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Moelis & Company to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Moelis & Company and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Moelis & Company 0 1 3 0 2.75
Moelis & Company Competitors 310 1675 2119 110 2.48

Moelis & Company currently has a consensus price target of $50.25, suggesting a potential upside of 0.50%. As a group, “Investment advice” companies have a potential upside of 15.90%. Given Moelis & Company’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Moelis & Company has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Moelis & Company has a beta of 1.71, indicating that its share price is 71% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Moelis & Company’s rivals have a beta of 1.21, indicating that their average share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Moelis & Company and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Moelis & Company 4.29% 47.12% 21.75%
Moelis & Company Competitors 12.38% 28.02% 10.28%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Moelis & Company and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Moelis & Company $684.61 million $29.40 million 21.83
Moelis & Company Competitors $2.41 billion $267.63 million 14.28

Moelis & Company’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Moelis & Company. Moelis & Company is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


Moelis & Company pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Moelis & Company pays out 82.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Investment advice” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.6% and pay out 47.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Moelis & Company has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

54.8% of Moelis & Company shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.1% of shares of all “Investment advice” companies are owned by institutional investors. 52.6% of Moelis & Company shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.9% of shares of all “Investment advice” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Moelis & Company beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Moelis & Company Company Profile

Moelis & Company, an investment bank, provides strategic and financial advisory services in the United States and internationally. It advises clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings, capital markets advisory, and other corporate finance matters. The company offers its services to public multinational corporations, governments, financial sponsors, middle market private companies, and individual entrepreneurs. It has strategic alliances with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.; and Alfaro, Dávila y Ríos, S.C. Moelis & Company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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