Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides middle-market investment bank and full service broker-dealer products and services.

Snowflake Analysis

Solid track record average dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has Oppenheimer Holdings's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: OPY's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Capital Markets


US Market

1 Year Return




US Capital Markets


US Market

Return vs Industry: OPY underperformed the US Capital Markets industry which returned -8.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: OPY underperformed the US Market which returned -10% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day4.5%5.7%2.4%
30 Day-8.0%-9.0%-11.0%
90 Day-29.0%-20.5%-19.4%
1 Year-24.2%-25.5%-6.4%-8.3%-8.1%-10.0%
3 Year27.7%21.0%15.0%8.4%17.3%9.6%
5 Year-5.5%-15.1%39.7%26.6%36.1%21.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Oppenheimer Holdings's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Oppenheimer Holdings 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: OPY ($18.96) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($17.92)

Significantly Below Fair Value: OPY is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: OPY is good value based on its PE Ratio (4.6x) compared to the Capital Markets industry average (33.4x).

PE vs Market: OPY is good value based on its PE Ratio (4.6x) compared to the US market (13x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate OPY's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: OPY is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.4x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (8.6x).

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Future Growth

How is Oppenheimer Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Diversified Financials industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Oppenheimer Holdings has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

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Past Performance

How has Oppenheimer Holdings performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: OPY has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: OPY's current net profit margins (5.4%) are higher than last year (3.2%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: OPY's earnings have grown significantly by 52.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: OPY's earnings growth over the past year (83.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (52.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: OPY earnings growth over the past year (83.3%) exceeded the Capital Markets industry 9.7%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: OPY's Return on Equity (8.9%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Oppenheimer Holdings's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: OPY's short term assets ($2.0B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.5B).

Long Term Liabilities: OPY's short term assets ($2.0B) exceed its long term liabilities ($334.2M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: OPY's debt to equity ratio (73.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: OPY's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 171.1% to 73.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: OPY's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (18.1%).

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if OPY's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.

Balance Sheet

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What is Oppenheimer Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: OPY's dividend (2.53%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.93%).

High Dividend: OPY's dividend (2.53%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.46%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: OPY's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: OPY's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (11.2%), OPY's dividend payments are thoroughly 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.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Bud Lowenthal (73yo)





Mr. Albert Grinsfelder Lowenthal, also known as Bud, is the Chairman at Oppenheimer Investment Management LLC. He has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. sin ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Bud's total compensation ($USD5.86M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.51M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Bud's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Albert Lowenthal
Chairman & CEO35.25yrsUS$5.86m25.34% $64.8m
Jeffrey Alfano
Executive VP & CFO8.92yrsUS$1.40m0.54% $1.4m
Peter Albano
Senior MD & Global Head of Fixed Income2.25yrsUS$1.75mno data
Bryan McKigney
President of Oppenheimer Asset Management Incno dataUS$1.45mno data
John Benedetto
Executive VP & COO6yrsno datano data
Douglas Siegel
MD & Chief Compliance Officer3.83yrsno datano data
Ramon De Paz
MD of Global Technology2yrsno datano data
Massimiliano Lami
MD, Chief Executive & Head of Investment Banking for EMEAno datano datano data
Robin Graham
MD & Head of Technology in North Americano datano datano data
Angie Pham
Managing Director of Internet & Digital Mediano datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: OPY's management team is considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).

Board Members

Albert Lowenthal
Chairman & CEO35.25yrsUS$5.86m25.34% $64.8m
A. Oughtred
Independent Director41.25yrsUS$211.01k0.11% $276.5k
Evan Behrens
Independent Director3.92yrsUS$166.72k0.034% $87.9k
William Ehrhardt
Independent Director11.92yrsUS$219.01k0.18% $456.3k
Robert Lowenthal
Inside Director6.92yrsUS$4.07m0.46% $1.2m
Timothy Dwyer
Independent Director3.92yrsUS$184.72k0.065% $166.1k
Paul Friedman
Lead Independent Directorno dataUS$243.51k0.065% $166.1k
Teresa Glasser
Independent Director1.92yrsUS$120.79k0.0048% $12.2k
R. Roth
Independent Director1.75yrsUS$209.79kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: OPY's board of directors are considered experienced (5.4 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.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.
  • Ticker: OPY
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1881
  • Industry: Investment Banking and Brokerage
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Market Cap: US$255.706m
  • Shares outstanding: 13.09m
  • Website: https://www.oppenheimer.com

Number of Employees


  • Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.
  • 85 Broad Street
  • 22nd Floor
  • New York
  • New York
  • 10004
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
OPYNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesClass A Non-Voting SharesUSUSDJan 1975


Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides middle-market investment bank and full service broker-dealer products and services. The company offers full-service brokerage services covering exchange-traded and over-the-counter corporate equity and debt securities, money market instruments, exchange-traded options and futures contracts, municipal bonds, mutual funds, and unit investment trusts; financial and wealth planning services; and margin lending services. It also provides asset management services, including separately managed accounts, mutual fund managed accounts, discretionary portfolio management programs, fee-based non-discretionary investment advisory services, alternative investments, portfolio enhancement programs, investment advisory services, and institutional taxable fixed income portfolio management services, as well as taxable and non-taxable fixed income portfolios and strategies. In addition, the company offers investment banking services, such as strategic advisory services and capital markets products; merger and acquisition, equities capital market, and debt capital market products and services; and institutional equity sales and trading, equity research, equity derivatives and index options, convertible bonds, and event driven sales and trading services. Further, it provides institutional fixed income sales and trading, fixed income research, public finance, and municipal trading services; repurchase agreements and securities lending services; and proprietary trading and investment activities. Additionally, the company offers underwritings, market-making, trust, and discount services. It serves high-net-worth individuals and families, corporate executives, public and private businesses, institutions and investment advisers, financial sponsors, and domestic and international investors in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The company was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in New York, New York. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/09 00:33
End of Day Share Price2020/04/08 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.