Federated Hermes’ Upcoming Q4 Results Preview

RBC Capital shared its views on Federated Hermes, Inc. (NYSE:FHI) ahead of the upcoming Q4 results, scheduled on Jan 26.

The analysts adjusted their Q4 EPS estimate to $0.79 (vs. Street’s $0.74), as they factor in market returns in the quarter and their refined net flow assumptions. Their 2023 EPS estimate was revised to $3.73 from $3.55, and their 2024 EPS estimate to $4.11 from $3.92.

While equity and bond markets broadly rallied in Q4 to end up increasing quarter-over-quarter (up 7.1% on a spot basis for the S&P 500 index), the analysts noted that markets were largely mixed sequentially on an average basis, which is more representative of actual asset manager economics (world equity indexes declined 2.6% quarter-over-quarter, on an average basis, and bond markets declined 3.8% quarter-over-quarter on an average basis).

The analysts raised their price target to $37 from $35 while maintaining their Sector Perform rating.