Analyzing Federated Hermes (FHI) & The Competition

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Federated Hermes (NYSE: FHI) is one of 59 public companies in the “Investment advice” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Federated Hermes to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Federated Hermes has a beta of 0.73, indicating that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Federated Hermes’ peers have a beta of 1.16, indicating that their average stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

82.2% of Federated Hermes shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.7% of shares of all “Investment advice” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.5% of Federated Hermes shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 20.3% of shares of all “Investment advice” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Federated Hermes and its peers, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Federated Hermes 0 0 0 0 N/A
Federated Hermes Competitors 737 2623 2751 149 2.37

As a group, “Investment advice” companies have a potential upside of 2.25%. Given Federated Hermes’ peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Federated Hermes has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


This table compares Federated Hermes and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Federated Hermes 20.52% 28.65% 15.66%
Federated Hermes Competitors 12.82% 66.74% 8.47%


Federated Hermes pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Federated Hermes pays out 40.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Investment advice” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.6% and pay out 46.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Federated Hermes and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Federated Hermes $1.33 billion $272.34 million 13.22
Federated Hermes Competitors $1.44 billion $293.23 million 15.43

Federated Hermes’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Federated Hermes. Federated Hermes is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


Federated Hermes peers beat Federated Hermes on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Federated Hermes

Federated Investors, Inc. engages in the provision of investment management products and related financial services. It sponsors, markets and provides investment-related services to sponsored investment companies, Federated Funds, and Separate Accounts which include separately managed accounts (SMAs), institutional accounts, sub-advised funds and other managed products in both domestic and international markets. The company was founded by John F. Donahue and Richard B. Fisher in October 1955 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

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