Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Genworth Financial to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Genworth Financial and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Genworth Financial $8.37 billion -$277.00 million 4.76
Genworth Financial Competitors $11.13 billion $534.17 million 227.77

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.

Profitability

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 3.88% 1.57% 0.22%
Genworth Financial Competitors 6.74% 12.40% 2.77%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Genworth Financial and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Genworth Financial 0 3 1 0 2.25
Genworth Financial Competitors 113 703 810 21 2.45

Genworth Financial currently has a consensus price target of $3.88, indicating a potential upside of 14.64%. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 2.92%. Given Genworth Financial’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Genworth Financial is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.9% of Genworth Financial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% 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, 15.5% 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 and Volatility

Genworth Financial has a beta of 2.79, indicating that its share price is 179% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Genworth Financial’s competitors have a beta of 1.28, indicating that their average share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Genworth Financial competitors 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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