Contrasting of Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund (EIM) and Virtus Investment Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTSP)

As Asset Management companies, Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund (NYSEAMERICAN:EIM) and Virtus Investment Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTSP) are our subject to contrast. And more specifically their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund 60.12M 15.67 14.56M 0.36 31.82
Virtus Investment Partners Inc. 552.24M 1.25 67.19M 9.35 8.47

Table 1 highlights Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund and Virtus Investment Partners Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Virtus Investment Partners Inc. has higher revenue and earnings than Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund. The company that is currently more expensive of the two stocks is the one that has a higher price-to-earnings ratio. Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund’s current price-to-earnings ratio is higher than that of Virtus Investment Partners Inc., which means that it is the expensive of the two.

Profitability

Table 2 shows us the return on assets, return on equity and net margins of both businesses.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund -24.22% 0% 0%
Virtus Investment Partners Inc. 12.17% 0% 0%

Dividends

Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund pays out an annual dividend of $0.59 per share while its dividend yield is 5.03%. Virtus Investment Partners Inc. also pays out annual dividends at $2 per share and at a 2.38% dividend yield.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

The shares of both Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund and Virtus Investment Partners Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 33.53% and 91.1% respectively.

Performance

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)
Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund 1.97% 3.55% -3.64% -3.56% -10.53% -8.95%
Virtus Investment Partners Inc. -10.05% -14% -28% -23.63% -23.15% -21.58%

For the past year Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund has stronger performance than Virtus Investment Partners Inc.

Summary

Virtus Investment Partners Inc. beats on 9 of the 12 factors Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund.