BGC Partners, Inc. operates as a brokerage and financial technology company in the United States, the United Kingdom, rest of Asia, France, the Middle East, Africa, rest of Europe, and internationally.
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Share Price & News
How has BGC Partners's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BGCP's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Capital Markets
1 Year Return
US Capital Markets
Return vs Industry: BGCP underperformed the US Capital Markets industry which returned 9.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BGCP underperformed the US Market which returned 9.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is BGC Partners's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is BGC Partners undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: BGCP ($3.17) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($2.14)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BGCP is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BGCP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (135.6x) compared to the Capital Markets industry average (32.9x).
PE vs Market: BGCP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (135.6x) compared to the US market (16.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate BGCP's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BGCP is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (9.1x).
How is BGC Partners forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual revenue growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if BGCP's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if BGCP's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the US market
High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: BGCP's revenue (3.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BGCP's revenue (3.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if BGCP's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has BGC Partners performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BGCP has a large one-off loss of $52.0M impacting its March 31 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: BGCP's current net profit margins (0.4%) are lower than last year (4.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BGCP's earnings have declined by -17.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: BGCP's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: BGCP had negative earnings growth (-90.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Capital Markets industry average (16.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: BGCP's Return on Equity (2.5%) is considered low.
How is BGC Partners's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BGCP's short term assets ($4.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($2.9B).
Long Term Liabilities: BGCP's short term assets ($4.2B) exceed its long term liabilities ($2.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BGCP's debt to equity ratio (186%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: BGCP's debt to equity ratio has increased from 112.2% to 186% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BGCP's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (16.6%).
Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if BGCP's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.
What is BGC Partners's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: BGCP's dividend (1.26%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.6%).
High Dividend: BGCP's dividend (1.26%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.22%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: BGCP's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: BGCP's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (2398.8%), BGCP's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Howard Lutnick (57yo)
Mr. Howard W. Lutnick is Chairman & CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald L.P., and Chairman & CEO of BGC Partners Inc. Mr. Lutnick guided the rebuilding of Cantor Fitzgerald. Mr. Lutnick has been recognized as a symbo ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Howard's total compensation ($USD11.75M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.76M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Howard's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chairman & CEO||21yrs||US$11.75m||2.62% $33.1m|
|Chief Operating Officer||11.42yrs||US$2.17m||no data|
|Chief Accounting Officer||1.67yrs||US$600.00k||no data|
|Executive VP & General Counsel||21yrs||US$2.85m||0.011% $144.0k|
|Executive MD & CFO||0.42yr||no data||0.00042% $5.3k|
|Head of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Director of Communications||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Marketing Officer||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior MD and Global Head of Human Resources & Partnership||8.42yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: BGCP's management team is seasoned and experienced (11.4 years average tenure).
|Chairman & CEO||21yrs||US$11.75m||2.62% $33.1m|
|Independent Director||2.5yrs||US$192.20k||0.0025% $32.0k|
|Independent Director||7yrs||US$228.00k||0.017% $219.0k|
|Independent Director||10.5yrs||US$218.00k||0.0078% $98.5k|
|Independent Director||6.92yrs||US$203.00k||0.0011% $14.4k|
Experienced Board: BGCP's board of directors are considered experienced (7 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 4.2%.
BGC Partners, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: BGC Partners, Inc.
- Ticker: BGCP
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Industry: Investment Banking and Brokerage
- Sector: Diversified Financials
- Implied Market Cap: US$1.267b
- Market Cap: US$1.132b
- Shares outstanding: 409.90m
- Website: https://www.bgcpartners.com
Number of Employees
- BGC Partners, Inc.
- 499 Park Avenue
- New York
- New York
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|ESDA||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||DE||EUR||Dec 1999|
|BGCP||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||US||USD||Dec 1999|
|0HKM||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||GB||USD||Dec 1999|
BGC Partners, Inc. operates as a brokerage and financial technology company in the United States, the United Kingdom, rest of Asia, France, the Middle East, Africa, rest of Europe, and internationally. It offers various brokerage products, such as fixed income, foreign exchange, equities, energy and commodities, insurance, and futures. The company also provides other services that include trade execution, broker dealer, clearing, trade compression, post-trade, information, and other back office services to financial and non-financial institutions. In addition, it offers fully electronic brokerage, financial technology solutions, market data, post-trade services, and analytics related to financial instrument and markets under the Fenics, BGC Trader, CreditMatch, Fenics Market Data, BGC Market Data, kACE2, EMBonds, Capitalab, Swaptioniser, CBID, and Lucera brand names. Further, the company provides screen-based market solutions, which enable its clients to develop a marketplace, trade with their customers, issue debt, trade odd lots, access program trading interfaces, and access its network and intellectual property; software and technology infrastructure for the transactional and technology related elements; and option pricing and analysis tools. It primarily serves banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, and corporations, as well as investment firms. BGC Partners, Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/06/06 04:08|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/06/05 00:00|
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