Virtus Investment Partners Inc. (VRTS)’s Financial Results Comparing With BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (NYSE:BLE)

Both Virtus Investment Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) and BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (NYSE:BLE) are each other’s competitor in the Asset Management industry. Thus the compare of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Virtus Investment Partners Inc. 552.24M 1.17 67.19M 10.17 8.31
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II 25.89M 12.61 3.65M 0.16 85.55

Table 1 shows top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation of the two companies. BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II seems to has lower revenue and earnings compared to Virtus Investment Partners Inc. The business with a lower price-to-earnings ratio is presently more affordable of the two stocks. Virtus Investment Partners Inc.’s presently lower price-to-earnings ratio makes it the more affordable of the two businesses.

Profitability

Table 2 shows Virtus Investment Partners Inc. and BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II’s return on equity, net margins and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Virtus Investment Partners Inc. 12.17% 14% 2.6%
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II 14.10% 0% 0%

Dividends

Virtus Investment Partners Inc. pays out an annual dividend of $2 per share while its dividend yield is 2.15%. BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II also pays out annual dividends at $0.77 per share and at a 5.55% dividend yield.

Analyst Recommendations

Virtus Investment Partners Inc. and BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II Ratings and Recommendations are available on the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Virtus Investment Partners Inc. 0 2 0 2.00
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II 0 0 0 0.00

Virtus Investment Partners Inc.’s upside potential is 22.83% at a $113 average target price.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

The shares of both Virtus Investment Partners Inc. and BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II are owned by institutional investors at 96.3% and 8.09% respectively. About 3.4% of Virtus Investment Partners Inc.’s share are held by insiders.

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)
Virtus Investment Partners Inc. -11.05% -17.59% -30.45% -34.01% -28.81% -26.55%
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II 0.84% 5.07% -2.07% -7.85% -9.24% -8.11%

For the past year Virtus Investment Partners Inc.’s stock price has bigger decline than BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II.

Summary

Virtus Investment Partners Inc. beats on 11 of the 16 factors BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II.

Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to individual and institutional clients. It launches separate client focused equity and fixed income portfolios. The firm launches equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds for its clients. It invests in the public equity, fixed income, and real estate markets. The firm also invests in exchange traded funds. It employs a multi manager approach for its products. The firm employs quantitative analysis to make its investments. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolios against the S&P 500 Index. The firm conducts in-house research to make its investments. Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is based in Hartford, Connecticut.