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Financial review: Bridge Investment Group (NYSE: BRDG) and The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG)

Bridge Investment Group (NYSE: BRDG – Get Rating) and The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG – Get Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We’ll compare the two companies based on earnings strength, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, and analyst recommendations.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Bridge Investment Group and The Carlyle Group.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Bridge Investment Group 29.40% 5.41% 3.28%
The Carlyle Group 33.77% 41.54% 10.81%

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Bridge Investment Group and The Carlyle Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Bridge Investment Group 0 1 4 0 2.80
The Carlyle Group 0 3 seven 0 2.70

Bridge Investment Group currently has a consensus target price of $21.20, indicating a potential upside of 47.94%. The Carlyle Group has a consensus target price of $59.89, indicating an upside potential of 85.07%. Given The Carlyle Group’s possible higher upside, analysts clearly believe The Carlyle Group is more favorable than Bridge Investment Group.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Bridge Investment Group and The Carlyle Group.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Bridge Investment Group $330.01 million 1.26 $23.23 million $4.84 2.96
The Carlyle Group $8.78 billion 1.33 $2.97 billion $7.35 4.40

The Carlyle Group has higher revenues and profits than Bridge Investment Group. Bridge Investment Group trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Carlyle Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Bridge Investment Group pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.3%. The Carlyle Group pays an annual dividend of $1.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Bridge Investment Group pays 21.5% of its profits as a dividend. The Carlyle Group distributes 17.7% of its profits as a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings over the next few years. The Carlyle Group has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.5% of Bridge Investment Group shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 93.8% of The Carlyle Group’s shares are held by institutional investors. 65.9% of the shares of Bridge Investment Group are held by insiders of the company. By comparison, 29.8% of The Carlyle Group shares are held by insiders of the company. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, endowments, and large fund managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Carlyle Group beats Bridge Investment Group on 13 out of 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Bridge Investment Group Company Profile (Get a rating)

Bridge Investment Group Holdings Inc. is engaged in real estate investment management business in the United States. It manages capital on behalf of around 100 global institutions and 6,500 individual investors through approximately 25 investment vehicles. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Carlyle Group Company Profile (Get a rating)

The Carlyle Group Inc. is an investment company specializing in direct and fund-of-funds investments. Within direct investments, she specializes in management led/leveraged buyouts, privatizations, divestitures, strategic minority equity investments, structured credit, global distressed and corporate opportunities, small and medium-sized enterprises market, private equity placements, consolidations and accumulations, senior debt, mezzanine and leveraged financing and venture capital and growth capital financings, seed/start-up, business start-up , emerging growth, turnaround, middle business, late business, PIPES. The company invests in four segments including enterprise private equity, real assets, global market strategies and solutions. The company typically invests in industrial, agribusiness, green sector, fintech, airports, parking, plastics, rubber, diversified natural resources, minerals, agriculture, aerospace , defense, automotive, consumer, retail, industrial, infrastructure, energy, power, healthcare, software, software services, semiconductors, communications infrastructure, fintech, utilities, gaming, systems and associated supply chain, electronic systems, systems, oil and gas, processing facilities, power generation assets, technology, systems, real estate, financial services, transportation sectors, business services , telecommunications, media and logistics. Within the industrial sector, the company invests in manufacturing, building products, packaging, chemicals, metals and mining products, forestry and paper, as well as industrial consumables and services. In the consumer and retail sectors, it invests in food and beverage, retail, restaurants, consumer products, domestic consumption, consumer services, personal care products , direct marketing and education. In the aerospace, defense, business services and government services sectors, it seeks to invest in defense electronics, manufacturing and services, government contracts and services, information technology and distribution companies. In the telecommunications and media sectors, it invests in cable television, directories, publishing, entertainment and content delivery services, wireless infrastructure/services, fixed networks, satellite services, broadband and Internet, and infrastructure. In real estate, the company invests in the sectors of offices, hotels, industry, retail, residences for sale, student accommodation, hotels, multi-family residences, construction of houses and building products and residences for the elderly. The firm seeks to invest in growing companies, including those with overleveraged balance sheets. The company seeks to hold its investments for four to six years. In the healthcare sector, it invests in healthcare services, outsourcing services, companies performing clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies, managed care, pharmaceuticals, pharmacy-related services, IT health, medicine, products and devices. It seeks to invest in companies based in sub-Saharan Africa focusing on Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Botswana, Nigeria, Uganda, West Africa, North Africa and South Africa focusing on Tanzania and Zambia; Asia focuses on Pakistan, India, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Korea and Japan; Australia; New Zealand; Europe focuses on France, Italy, Denmark, UK, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway , Portugal, Spain, Benelux, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland and Russia; Middle East with Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates; North America focusing on the United States which invests more in the Southeastern United States, Texas, Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest; Asia Pacific; Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe and Israel; northern region; and South America focusing on Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru. The company seeks to invest in the food, financial and healthcare sectors in western China. In the real estate sector, the company seeks to invest in various locations across Europe focusing on France and Central Europe, the United States, Asia focusing on China and the Latin America. It typically invests $1 million to $50 million for venture capital investments and $50 million to $2 billion for buyouts in companies with an enterprise value between $31.57 million. of dollars and 1000 million dollars and the sales value of 10 million dollars and 500 million dollars. It seeks to invest in companies with a market capitalization greater than $50 million and an EBITDA between $5 million and $25 million. He prefers to take a majority or minority stake. He typically holds his investments for three to five years. In the automotive and transportation sectors, the company seeks to hold its investments for four to six years. While investing in Japan, he does not invest in companies with more than 1,000 employees and prefers companies with a value between $100 and $150 million. The firm originates, structures and acts as lead investor in transactions. The Carlyle Group Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia, with additional offices in 21 countries on 5 continents (North America, South America, Asia, Australia and Europe).

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