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CohenNYSEAM:COHN Stock Report

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23 Sep, 2021


Company Financials
COHN fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health2/6

COHN Overview

Cohen & Company Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Cohen
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$20.81
52 Week HighUS$14.54
52 Week LowUS$52.70
1 Month Change-11.05%
3 Month Change1.39%
1 Year Change5.34%
3 Year Change108.05%
5 Year Change92.62%
Change since IPO-65.79%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

COHNUS Capital MarketsUS Market

Return vs Industry: COHN underperformed the US Capital Markets industry which returned 65.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: COHN underperformed the US Market which returned 36.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is COHN's price volatile compared to industry and market?
COHN volatility
COHN Beta0.99
Industry Beta1.19
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: COHN is more volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 14% a week.

Volatility Over Time: COHN's weekly volatility has decreased from 22% to 14% over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of US stocks.

About the Company

1999109Lester Brafman

Cohen & Company Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to individuals and institutions. It manages separate client-focused fixed income portfolios.

Cohen Fundamentals Summary

How do Cohen's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
COHN fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$84.38m
Earnings (TTM)US$27.49m
Revenue (TTM)US$193.26m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
COHN income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$0
Gross ProfitUS$193.26m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)25.43
Gross Margin100.00%
Net Profit Margin14.22%
Debt/Equity Ratio4,799.5%

How did COHN perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Cohen 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: Insufficient data to calculate COHN's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate COHN's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: COHN is good value based on its PE Ratio (3.1x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (14.8x).

PE vs Market: COHN is good value based on its PE Ratio (3.1x) compared to the US market (17.7x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: COHN is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (61.3x).

Future Growth

How is Cohen 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 Cohen 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 Cohen performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: COHN has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: COHN became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: COHN has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 57.3% per year.

Accelerating Growth: COHN has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: COHN has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Capital Markets industry (77.4%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst COHN's Return on Equity (87.4%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

Financial Health

How is Cohen's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: COHN's short term assets ($6.4B) exceed its short term liabilities ($6.3B).

Long Term Liabilities: COHN's short term assets ($6.4B) exceed its long term liabilities ($63.9M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: COHN's debt to equity ratio (4799.5%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: COHN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 871.1% to 4799.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: COHN's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

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

Balance Sheet


What is Cohen current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: COHN's dividend (4.81%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.35%).

High Dividend: COHN's dividend (4.81%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.63%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: COHN's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as COHN has not reported any payouts.

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.

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Lester Brafman (59 yo)





Mr. Lester Raymond Brafman has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Cohen & Company Inc. and Cohen & Company, LLC and of IFMI, LLC since September 16, 2013. Mr. Brafman served as the President of the C...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Lester's total compensation ($USD9.86M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD551.14K).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: COHN's management team is seasoned and experienced (8 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: COHN's board of directors are considered experienced (5.8 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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 5.1%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Cohen & Company Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Cohen & Company Inc.
  • Ticker: COHN
  • Exchange: NYSEAM
  • Founded: 1999
  • Industry: Diversified Capital Markets
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Implied Market Cap: US$84.376m
  • Market Cap: US$27.198m
  • Shares outstanding: 4.14m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Cohen & Company Inc.
  • Cira Center
  • Suite 1703
  • Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania
  • 19104
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/23 23:02
End of Day Share Price2021/09/23 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/31

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.