Noah (NYSE:NOAH) and Sculptor Capital Management (NYSE:SCU) Head-to-Head Review

Noah (NYSE: NOAHGet a rating) and Sculptor Capital Management (NYSE: SCUGet a rating) are both small cap finance companies, but which stock is better? We’ll compare the two companies based on earnings strength, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

Noah has a beta of 1.34, which means its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Sculptor Capital Management has a beta of 1.64, which means its stock price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Noah and Sculptor Capital Management.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Noah 30.55% 17.76% 13.56%
Capital Management Sculptor 9.08% 19.67% 5.62%

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Noah and Sculptor Capital Management, as provided by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Noah 0 1 3 0 2.75
Capital Management Sculptor 0 1 1 0 2.50

Noah currently has a consensus target price of $49.76, indicating a potential upside of 198.87%. Sculptor Capital Management has a consensus target price of $29.00, indicating a potential upside of 133.87%. Given Noah’s stronger consensus rating and higher likely upside, equity research analysts clearly believe Noah is more favorable than Sculptor Capital Management.

Benefits and evaluation

This chart compares gross revenue, earnings per share, and valuation of Noah and Sculptor Capital Management.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Noah $673.68 million 1.49 $206.21 million $3.01 5.53
Capital Management Sculptor $626.07 million 1.29 $17.32 million ($0.81) -15.31

Noah has higher revenue and profits than Sculptor Capital Management. Sculptor Capital Management trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Noah, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.2% of Noah shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 25.3% of Sculptor Capital Management’s shares are held by institutional investors. 13.8% of Sculptor Capital Management shares are held by insiders of the company. Strong institutional ownership indicates that endowments, hedge funds, and large fund managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Noah beats Sculptor Capital Management on 10 out of 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Noah (Get a rating)

Noah Holdings Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a provider of wealth and asset management services with a focus on investment and asset allocation services for high net worth individuals and companies in China mainland, Hong Kong and internationally. The Company operates through three segments: Wealth Management, Asset Management and Other Businesses. It offers investment products, including domestic and foreign public and public securities investment funds, private investment funds and private equity products; value-added personalized financial services, such as investor education and fiduciary services, as well as insurance brokerage services; and insurance products. The Company also provides onshore and offshore private equity, real estate, government securities, multi-strategy and other investment products, as well as lending services. Noah Holdings Limited was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.

About Sculptor Capital Management (Get a rating)

Sculptor Capital Management, Inc. is a public hedge fund sponsor. The company provides investment advisory services to its clients. It is primarily aimed at institutional investors, which include pension funds, funds of funds, foundations and endowments, corporations and other institutions, private banks and family offices. The firm also manages client-focused segregated equity, fixed income and real estate accounts. It also manages mixed funds and specialized products. The company invests in equity, fixed income and real estate markets around the world. It uses quantitative and qualitative analysis to make its investments through a combination of bottom-up fundamental research, a high degree of flexibility and integrated risk management. For its multi-strategy portfolios, the firm uses strategies such as convertible and derivatives arbitrage, corporate credit, special long/short equity situations, buyout investments, merger arbitrage, private and structured credit. It also invests in real estate and traditional real estate assets, including multi-family buildings, offices, hotels and retail properties, loans, portfolio acquisitions, loan pools, operating companies, structured debt products, government securities and non-traditional real estate assets including gaming, distressed land. and residential, cell towers, parking, golf, debt and senior housing. For private equity investments, he considers investments in a variety of special situations that seek to realize value through strategic sales or initial public offerings. The company was formerly known as Och-Ziff Capital Management Group Inc. Sculptor Capital Management, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is based in New York, New York.

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