Financial Metrics Exploration: Understanding Ares Management Corp (ARES) Through Ratios

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The closing price of Ares Management Corp (NYSE: ARES) was $138.20 for the day, down -1.41% from the previous closing price of $140.17. In other words, the price has decreased by -$1.41 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1.62 million shares were traded. ARES stock price reached its highest trading level at $141.65 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $136.31.


Our analysis of ARES’s different ratios will help us gain a deeper understanding of the company. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 17.41 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 24.23. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 8.68 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 8.66.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, Deutsche Bank on May 28, 2024, initiated with a Buy rating and assigned the stock a target price of $176.

On May 07, 2024, TD Cowen started tracking the stock assigning a Buy rating and target price of $154.

Jefferies Downgraded its Buy to Hold on January 09, 2024, while the target price for the stock was maintained at $122.

Insider Transactions:

Also, insider trades can serve as a great indicator of what management thinks about the future direction of a stock’s price. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 16 ’24 when Arougheti Michael J sold 92,163 shares for $147.69 per share. The transaction valued at 13,611,491 led to the insider holds 0 shares of the business.

Arougheti Michael J sold 157,837 shares of ARES for $23,395,197 on May 15 ’24. The Co-Founder, CEO and President now owns 92,163 shares after completing the transaction at $148.22 per share. On Apr 17 ’24, another insider, RESSLER ANTONY P, who serves as the Co-Founder & Exec. Chairman of the company, sold 143,569 shares for $131.51 each. As a result, the insider received 18,880,987 and left with 0 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, ARES now has a Market Capitalization of 42816294912 and an Enterprise Value of 43963035648. As of this moment, Ares’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 60.67, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 22.74. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 2.47. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 6.90 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 15.21. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 12.469 whereas that against EBITDA is 36.476.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, ARES has reached a high of $150.12, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $86.91. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 0.99%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 15.36%.

Shares Statistics:

ARES traded an average of 1.17M shares per day over the past three months and 1384660 shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 187.07M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 165.42M. Insiders hold about 15.03% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 83.40% stake in the company. Shares short for ARES as of 1715731200 were 3343291 with a Short Ratio of 2.86, compared to 1713139200 on 3107435. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 3343291 and a Short% of Float of 1.9.

Dividends & Splits

With its trailing 12-month dividend rate of 3.24, ARES has a forward annual dividend rate of 3.24. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.02311479The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 3.13.

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