HRG Group (NYSE: HRG) and (NYSE:LBY) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.1% of HRG Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of HRG Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for HRG Group and , as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HRG Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares HRG Group and ‘s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HRG Group 2.49% -5.34% -0.27%
N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares HRG Group and ‘s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
HRG Group $5.22 billion 0.59 -$198.80 million $0.62 24.95
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

has higher revenue, but lower earnings than HRG Group.

Summary

HRG Group beats on 4 of the 6 factors compared between the two stocks.

HRG Group Company Profile

HRG Group, Inc. is a holding company. The Company operates through two segments: Consumer Products and Insurance. The Consumer Products segment consists of the Company’s subsidiary, Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (Spectrum Brands). The Insurance segment includes its subsidiary, Front Street Re (Delaware) Ltd. (Front Street). Through Spectrum Brands, the Company is a diversified global branded consumer products company. The Company offers seven product categories: consumer batteries, small appliances, global pet supplies, home and garden control products, personal care products, hardware and home improvement products and global auto care. Through Front Street, the Company is engaged in the business of providing long-term reinsurance, including reinsurance to the specialty insurance sector of fixed, deferred and payout annuities. The Company’s subsidiary, Fidelity & Guaranty Life (FGL), provides life insurance and annuity products.

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