Reviewing Aberdeen Emerging Markets Equit (AEF)’s and Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF)’s results

This is a contrast between Aberdeen Emerging Markets Equit (NYSEAMERICAN:AEF) and Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF) based on their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation. The two companies are Asset Management and they also compete with each other.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Aberdeen Emerging Markets Equit 9.19M 46.84 54.47M 0.00 0.00
Jefferies Financial Group Inc. 5.22B 1.21 265.34M 1.26 14.82

Table 1 shows top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of the two companies.


Table 2 shows us Aberdeen Emerging Markets Equit and Jefferies Financial Group Inc.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aberdeen Emerging Markets Equit -592.71% 0% 0%
Jefferies Financial Group Inc. 5.08% 11.2% 2.4%


The annual dividend that Aberdeen Emerging Markets Equit pay is $0.48 per share with a dividend yield of 6.64%. Jefferies Financial Group Inc. has an annual dividend pay of $0.49 per share while its annual dividend yield is 2.4%.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

The shares of both Aberdeen Emerging Markets Equit and Jefferies Financial Group Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 0% and 79.3% respectively. Insiders Competitively, held 7.4% of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Aberdeen Emerging Markets Equit -2.99% -4.27% -0.76% -16.82% -2.11% -17.1%
Jefferies Financial Group Inc. -14.69% -15.43% -18.35% -19.31% -28.31% -29.63%

For the past year Aberdeen Emerging Markets Equit was less bearish than Jefferies Financial Group Inc.


Jefferies Financial Group Inc. beats on 11 of the 13 factors Aberdeen Emerging Markets Equit.

Jefferies Financial Group Inc., a financial services company, offers a range of products and services in investment banking, equities, fixed income, and wealth management in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. It engages in the debt capital market, equity capital market, merger and acquisition, private capital advisory, and restructuring and recapitalization businesses. The company also offers cash equities; electronic trading solutions, such as global algorithmic and portfolio trading solutions; equity derivatives, such as U.S. equity options, U.S. exchange-traded funds, and Europe equity derivatives, as well as trades in a range of convertible securities from large investment-grade issues to small private transactions; access to investors and logistics; and prime services. In addition, it provides fixed income products, such as government securities, mortgage and asset backed securities, corporate credits, sovereign and corporate fixed income securities, municipal securities, debt solutions, and foreign exchange. Further, the company offers asset management services; and wealth management services, such as investment advisory, financial planning, family office and institutional consulting, executive, and lending solutions. The company was formerly known as Leucadia National Corporation and changed its name to Jefferies Financial Group Inc. in May 2018. Jefferies Financial Group Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in New York, New York.