Victory Capital (VCTR) vs. Value Line (VALU) Critical Contrast

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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Victory Capital and Value Line’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Victory Capital $413.41 million 2.89 $63.70 million $1.46 12.11
Value Line $35.87 million 6.58 $14.73 million N/A N/A

Victory Capital has higher revenue and earnings than Value Line.

Risk & Volatility

Victory Capital has a beta of 2.03, indicating that its share price is 103% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Value Line has a beta of 0.33, indicating that its share price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Victory Capital and Value Line, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Victory Capital 0 1 7 0 2.88
Value Line 0 0 0 0 N/A

Victory Capital currently has a consensus target price of $15.36, indicating a potential downside of 13.14%. Given Victory Capital’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Victory Capital is more favorable than Value Line.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Victory Capital 17.10% 23.34% 13.11%
Value Line 28.69% 22.66% 11.87%

Dividends

Value Line pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Victory Capital does not pay a dividend. Value Line has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

14.7% of Victory Capital shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.6% of Value Line shares are held by institutional investors. 10.2% of Victory Capital shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Value Line shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Victory Capital beats Value Line on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

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 December 31, 2018, its franchises and solutions platform managed a set of 71 investment strategies for a range of institutional and retail clients. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, Ohio.

Value Line Company Profile

Value Line, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells investment periodicals and related publications primarily in the United States. Its investment periodicals and related publications cover a range of investments, including stocks, mutual funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs), options, and convertible securities. The company offers research services, such as The Value Line Investment Survey, The Value Line Investment Survey – Small and Mid-Cap, The Value Line 600, and The Value Line Fund Advisor Plus, which provide statistical and text coverage of various investment securities, with an emphasis placed on its proprietary research, analysis, and statistical ranks. It also provides niche newsletters comprising Value Line Select, Value Line Select: Dividend Income & Growth, Value Line Select: ETFs, and The Value Line Special Situations Service that offer information on a less comprehensive basis for securities that are of particular interest to subscribers; digital versions of its products through its Website, valueline.com; and investment analysis software, such as The Value Line Investment Analyzer, which includes data sorting and filtering tools. In addition, the company offers current and historical financial databases comprising DataFile, estimates and projections, convertibles, and mutual funds through online; and copyright data products, which include unit investment trusts, variable annuities, managed accounts, and EFTs. Further, it places advertising on behalf of the company's publications; and provides subscription fulfillment and subscriber relation services. The company serves individual and professional investors, as well as institutions, including municipal and university libraries, and investment firms. Value Line, Inc. was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Value Line, Inc. is a subsidiary of Arnold Bernhard & Co, Inc.

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