TOP Financial Group (NASDAQ:TOP – Get Rating) and Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE – Get Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.
This table compares TOP Financial Group and Intercontinental Exchange’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|TOP Financial Group||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
87.4% of Intercontinental Exchange shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Intercontinental Exchange shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares TOP Financial Group and Intercontinental Exchange’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|TOP Financial Group||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Intercontinental Exchange||$9.17 billion||6.21||$4.06 billion||$7.20||14.17|
Intercontinental Exchange has higher revenue and earnings than TOP Financial Group.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for TOP Financial Group and Intercontinental Exchange, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|TOP Financial Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Intercontinental Exchange has a consensus target price of $135.00, suggesting a potential upside of 32.37%. Given Intercontinental Exchange’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Intercontinental Exchange is more favorable than TOP Financial Group.
Intercontinental Exchange beats TOP Financial Group on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About TOP Financial Group
Zhong Yang Financial Group Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online brokerage company in Hong Kong. It is involved in the trading of local and overseas equities, futures, and options products; and provision of comprehensive brokerage and value-added services, including trade order placement and execution, account management, and customer support services. The company provides a range of futures products, such as index futures, forex futures, agricultural product futures, energy futures, and precious metal futures. It also offers consultancy and escrow agency, currency exchange, structured note subscriber, and margin financing services. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Zhong Yang Financial Group Limited operates as a subsidiary of Zhong Yang Holdings (BVI) Limited.
About Intercontinental Exchange
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates regulated exchanges, clearing houses, and listings venues for commodity, financial, fixed income, and equity markets in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Singapore, Israel, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Exchanges, Fixed Income and Data Services, and Mortgage Technology. The company operates marketplaces for listing, trading, and clearing an array of derivatives contracts and financial securities, such as commodities, interest rates, foreign exchange, and equities, as well as corporate and exchange-traded funds; trading venues, including 13 regulated exchanges and 6 clearing houses; and offers futures and options products for energy, agricultural and metals, financial, cash equities and equity, over-the-counter, and other markets, as well as listings and data and connectivity services. It also provides fixed income data and analytic, fixed income execution, CDS clearing, and other multi-asset class data and network services. In addition, the company offers proprietary and comprehensive mortgage origination platform, which serves residential mortgage loans; closing solutions that provides customers connectivity to the mortgage supply chain and facilitates the secure exchange of information; data and analytics services; and Data as a Service for lenders to access data and origination information. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
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