Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW) is one of 21 public companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Genworth Financial to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and valuation.
This table compares Genworth Financial and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Genworth Financial Competitors||3.14%||8.23%||2.12%|
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Genworth Financial and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Genworth Financial Competitors||112||796||846||21||2.44|
Genworth Financial currently has a consensus price target of $3.88, suggesting a potential upside of 13.64%. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 3.14%. Given Genworth Financial’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Genworth Financial is more favorable than its competitors.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Genworth Financial and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Genworth Financial||$8.37 billion||-$277.00 million||5.09|
|Genworth Financial Competitors||$11.95 billion||$575.69 million||161.97|
Genworth Financial’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Genworth Financial. Genworth Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
66.8% of Genworth Financial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.7% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Genworth Financial shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.8% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk & Volatility
Genworth Financial has a beta of 2.8, meaning that its stock price is 180% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Genworth Financial’s competitors have a beta of 1.30, meaning that their average stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Genworth Financial competitors beat Genworth Financial on 9 of the 13 factors compared.
About Genworth Financial
Genworth Financial, Inc. (Genworth) is a financial security company. The Company provides insurance, wealth management, investment and financial solutions. As of December 31, 2011, the Company had more than 15 million customers, with a presence in more than 25 countries. The Company operates in Insurance, Mortgage Insurance and Corporate and Runoff. The Mortgage Insurance Division includes the business segments, such as International Mortgage Insurance and U.S. Mortgage Insurance. The Corporate and Runoff Division includes the Runoff segment and Corporate and Other activities. In September 2013, Genworth Financial, Inc closed the sale of its Wealth Management business, including Genworth Financial Wealth Management and alternative solutions provider, the Altegris companies, to a partnership of Aquiline Capital Partners and Genstar Capital.
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