Reviewing GAMCO Investors Inc. (GBL)’s and Eaton Vance Pennsylvania Municipal Income Trust (NYSEAMERICAN:EVP)’s results

We will be contrasting the differences between GAMCO Investors Inc. (NYSE:GBL) and Eaton Vance Pennsylvania Municipal Income Trust (NYSEAMERICAN:EVP) as far as institutional ownership, earnings and valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations are concerned. The two businesses are rivals in the Asset Management industry.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GAMCO Investors Inc. 341.46M 1.72 117.20M 3.99 5.01
Eaton Vance Pennsylvania Municipal Income Trust N/A 0.00 N/A -0.02 0.00

Table 1 highlights GAMCO Investors Inc. and Eaton Vance Pennsylvania Municipal Income Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Profitability

Table 2 provides GAMCO Investors Inc. and Eaton Vance Pennsylvania Municipal Income Trust’s return on assets, return on equity and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GAMCO Investors Inc. 34.32% -190% 85.2%
Eaton Vance Pennsylvania Municipal Income Trust 0.00% 0% 0%

Dividends

GAMCO Investors Inc. pays out a $0.08 per share dividend on a yearly basis and it also offers 0.39% dividend yield. On the other side, $0.5 per share with a dividend yield of 4.4% for Eaton Vance Pennsylvania Municipal Income Trust.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Institutional investors held 49.2% of GAMCO Investors Inc. shares and 11.15% of Eaton Vance Pennsylvania Municipal Income Trust shares. GAMCO Investors Inc.’s share held by insiders are 0.9%.

Performance

In this table we show 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)
GAMCO Investors Inc. -7.33% -3.15% -23.3% -22.23% -31.97% -32.61%
Eaton Vance Pennsylvania Municipal Income Trust 2.28% 3.03% -4.18% -1.37% -6.42% -7.87%

For the past year GAMCO Investors Inc. was more bearish than Eaton Vance Pennsylvania Municipal Income Trust.

Summary

GAMCO Investors Inc. beats on 7 of the 11 factors Eaton Vance Pennsylvania Municipal Income Trust.

GAMCO Investors, Inc. is a publicly owned holding investment manager. The firm also provides wealth management, investment advisory, institutional research, brokerage, dealer, underwriting, and distribution services to its clients. It provides its services to individuals including high net worth individuals, corporate pension and profit-sharing plans, foundations, endowments, jointly trust plans, municipalities, and investment companies. The firm, through its subsidiaries, manages separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and balanced portfolios. It also launches equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds and manages equity mutual funds for its clients. Through its subsidiaries, the firm invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. It invests in value stocks of companies. The firm employs fundamental analysis with a focus on bottom-up stock picking approach to create its portfolios. It conducts in-house research to make its investments. The firm was founded in 1976 and is based in Rye, New York with additional offices in Greenwich, Connecticut; Bannockburn, Illinois; and Tokyo, Japan. GAMCO Investors, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of GGCP, Inc.