Genworth Financial (GNW) and Its Rivals Critical Contrast
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 peers? We will compare Genworth Financial to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
66.9% of Genworth Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Genworth Financial shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Genworth Financial and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Genworth Financial Competitors||6.74%||12.40%||2.77%|
This is a summary of current recommendations for Genworth Financial and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Genworth Financial Competitors||111||707||809||21||2.45|
Genworth Financial currently has a consensus target price of $3.88, suggesting a potential upside of 16.02%. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 3.41%. Given Genworth Financial’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Genworth Financial is more favorable than its peers.
Risk & Volatility
Genworth Financial has a beta of 2.79, suggesting that its stock price is 179% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Genworth Financial’s peers have a beta of 1.27, suggesting that their average stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Genworth Financial and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Genworth Financial||$8.37 billion||-$277.00 million||4.99|
|Genworth Financial Competitors||$11.13 billion||$534.17 million||225.58|
Genworth Financial’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Genworth Financial. Genworth Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Genworth Financial peers beat Genworth Financial on 10 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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