Prudential Public (NYSE: PUK) is one of 23 public companies in the “Life & Health Insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Prudential Public to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.
Prudential Public pays an annual dividend of $0.78 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Prudential Public pays out 26.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Life & Health Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 30.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Prudential Public and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Prudential Public Competitors||5.11%||2.01%||1.38%|
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Prudential Public and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Prudential Public Competitors||222||1072||1680||82||2.53|
As a group, “Life & Health Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 3.34%. Given Prudential Public’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Prudential Public has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
1.6% of Prudential Public shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.7% of shares of all “Life & Health Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Life & Health Insurance” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk & Volatility
Prudential Public has a beta of 1.64, meaning that its stock price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Prudential Public’s rivals have a beta of 1.31, meaning that their average stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Prudential Public and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Prudential Public||$97.42 billion||$2.60 billion||18.68|
|Prudential Public Competitors||$26.98 billion||$1.31 billion||-508.36|
Prudential Public has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Prudential Public is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Prudential Public rivals beat Prudential Public on 10 of the 15 factors compared.
About Prudential Public
Prudential Public Limited Company is an international financial services company. The Company offers a range of retail financial products and services and asset management services throughout these territories. The Company operates through Insurance operations and Asset management operations. The retail financial products and services include life insurance, pensions and annuities as well as collective investment schemes. Its insurance operations include Asia, the United States (Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Jackson)) and the United Kingdom. Its asset management operations include Eastspring Investments, M&G and Prudential Capital.
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