Reviewing Pzena Investment Management Inc (PZN)’s and Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. (NYSEAMERICAN:ECF)’s results

Both Pzena Investment Management Inc (NYSE:PZN) and Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. (NYSEAMERICAN:ECF) compete on a level playing field in the Asset Management industry. We will evaluate their performance with regards to analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pzena Investment Management Inc 153.58M 4.12 13.79M 2.07 4.46
Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. 3.84M 32.09 17.81M 0.87 10.10

Demonstrates Pzena Investment Management Inc and Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. earnings per share, top-line revenue and valuation. Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. has lower revenue and earnings than Pzena Investment Management Inc. The company with the lower price-to-earnings out of the two companies is considered for more affordable of the two firms presently. Pzena Investment Management Inc’s current price-to-earnings ratio is lower than that of Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd., which means that it is the affordable of the two.

Profitability

Table 2 hightlights the return on equity, net margins and return on assets of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pzena Investment Management Inc 8.98% 35.3% 6.5%
Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. 463.80% 0% 0%

Dividends

Pzena Investment Management Inc shareholders receive an annual dividend of $0.58 per share which is subject to 6.52% dividend yield. The dividend yield for Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. is 5.06% while its annual dividend payout is $0.48 per share.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

The shares of both Pzena Investment Management Inc and Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. are owned by institutional investors at 67.5% and 40.08% respectively. 0.88% are Pzena Investment Management Inc’s share held by insiders. Insiders Competitively, held 0.43% of Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. shares.

Performance

In this table we provide 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)
Pzena Investment Management Inc -9.5% -10.12% -3.25% -7.23% -14.41% -10.16%
Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. -2.13% -5.1% -14.26% -8.09% -4.99% -7.01%

For the past year Pzena Investment Management Inc’s stock price has bigger decline than Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd.

Summary

Pzena Investment Management Inc beats Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. on 8 of the 14 factors.

Pzena Investment Management, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm manages equity mutual funds for its clients. It invests in the public equity markets. Pzena Investment Management, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in New York City with additional offices in Melbourne, Australia and London, United Kingdom.

Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched by GAMCO Investors, Inc. The fund is managed by Gabelli Funds, LLC. It invests in the public equity markets. The fund primarily invests in convertible securities. It invests in stocks of companies across market capitalizations. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the Bank of America Merrill Lynch All U.S. Convertibles Index, Barclays Balanced U.S. Convertibles Index, and S&P 500 Index. It was formerly known as Ellsworth Fund Ltd. Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. was formed on June 27, 1986 and is domiciled in the United States.