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Executive Summary

Westwood Holdings Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manages investment assets and provides services for its clients.

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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

1.1%

WHG

6.2%

US Capital Markets

2.7%

US Market


1 Year Return

-35.0%

WHG

7.0%

US Capital Markets

9.1%

US Market

Return vs Industry: WHG underperformed the US Capital Markets industry which returned 6.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WHG underperformed the US Market which returned 8.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

WHGIndustryMarket
7 Day1.1%6.2%2.7%
30 Day-25.4%5.5%4.5%
90 Day-25.1%0.2%2.3%
1 Year-28.7%-35.0%9.3%7.0%11.5%9.1%
3 Year-58.0%-65.5%30.0%22.3%30.6%22.0%
5 Year-55.6%-66.4%51.2%36.7%57.2%39.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Westwood Holdings Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WHG ($19.02) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($45.55)

Significantly Below Fair Value: WHG is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WHG is good value based on its PE Ratio (24.2x) compared to the Capital Markets industry average (32.5x).

PE vs Market: WHG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (24.2x) compared to the US market (16x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WHG is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (7.5x).

Future Growth

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

6.8%

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 Westwood Holdings Group 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.

Past Performance

How has Westwood Holdings Group performed over the past 5 years?

-16.3%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WHG has a large one-off gain of $2.3M impacting its March 31 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: WHG's current net profit margins (8.6%) are lower than last year (17%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WHG's earnings have declined by -16.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: WHG's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: WHG had negative earnings growth (-65.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Capital Markets industry average (16.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: WHG's Return on Equity (4.8%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Westwood Holdings Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WHG's short term assets ($96.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($11.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: WHG's short term assets ($96.4M) exceed its long term liabilities ($7.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WHG is debt free.

Reducing Debt: WHG has not had any debt for past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: WHG has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: WHG has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet

Dividend

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

9.04%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: WHG's dividend (9.04%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.69%).

High Dividend: WHG's dividend (9.04%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.45%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: WHG's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (329.4%), WHG'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.

Management

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

2.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Brian Casey (56yo)

14.33yrs

Tenure

US$666,800

Compensation

Mr. Brian O'Connor Casey, CFP has been the President and Director at Westwood Holdings Group Inc. since December 2001 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2006 and previously served as ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Brian's total compensation ($USD666.80K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.37M).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Brian Casey
President14.33yrsUS$666.80k4.48% $6.8m
Susan Byrne
Founder & Vice Chairman of the Board5.08yrsUS$400.65k3.2% $4.9m
Murray Forbes
Senior VP1.5yrsUS$497.94k0.17% $253.2k
Fabian Gomez
Senior VP & COO2.17yrsUS$675.34k0.29% $445.3k
Julie Gerron
Senior VP12.83yrsUS$615.53k0.49% $737.1k
Steven Paddon
Senior VP & Head of Distribution2yrsUS$685.99k0.17% $264.3k
Kellie Stark
Executive Vice President of Client Service & Marketingno datano datano data
William Hardcastle
Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning & Program Management2.33yrsUS$753.19kno data
Kim Calhoun
Senior Vice President of Business Development & Team Leader2.33yrsno datano data
Todd Williams
Senior VP & Director of Equity Researchno datano datano data

2.3yrs

Average Tenure

53.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: WHG's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Brian Casey
President14.33yrsUS$666.80k4.48% $6.8m
Susan Byrne
Founder & Vice Chairman of the Board5.08yrsUS$400.65k3.2% $4.9m
Geoffrey Norman
Independent Director13.08yrsUS$162.00k0.22% $331.4k
Richard Frank
Independent Chairman of the Board5yrsUS$197.00k0.47% $707.0k
Raymond Wooldridge
Independent Director18.42yrsUS$165.00k0.71% $1.1m
Ellen Masterson
Independent Director6.08yrsUS$177.00k0.18% $269.6k

9.6yrs

Average Tenure

71.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: WHG's board of directors are considered experienced (9.6 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: WHG insiders have sold more shares than they have bought 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

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


Key Information

  • Name: Westwood Holdings Group, Inc.
  • Ticker: WHG
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1983
  • Industry: Asset Management and Custody Banks
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Market Cap: US$151.965m
  • Shares outstanding: 7.99m
  • Website: https://www.westwoodgroup.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Westwood Holdings Group, Inc.
  • 200 Crescent Court
  • Suite 1200
  • Dallas
  • Texas
  • 75201
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
WHGNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJun 2002

Biography

Westwood Holdings Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manages investment assets and provides services for its clients. The company operates in two segments, Advisory and Trust. The Advisory segment provides investment advisory services to corporate retirement plans, public retirement plans, endowments, foundations, individuals, and the Westwood Funds; and investment sub-advisory services to mutual funds, pooled investment vehicles, and its Trust segment. The Trust segment offers trust and custodial services; and participates in common trust funds that it sponsors to institutions and high net worth individuals. Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Dallas, Texas. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/05/29 12:22
End of Day Share Price2020/05/28 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
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.