Contrasting Kemper Corporation (KMPR) and Its Rivals

Kemper Corporation (NYSE: KMPR) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Kemper Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Kemper Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kemper Corporation 4.32% 4.47% 1.09%
Kemper Corporation Competitors 6.11% 11.12% 2.51%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Kemper Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kemper Corporation 0 0 0 1 4.00
Kemper Corporation Competitors 112 796 844 21 2.44

Kemper Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $55.00, suggesting a potential downside of 17.48%. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 3.35%. Given Kemper Corporation’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Kemper Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

57.1% of Kemper Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Kemper Corporation 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Kemper Corporation has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kemper Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.39, indicating that their average share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Kemper Corporation and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Kemper Corporation $2.52 billion $16.80 million 30.02
Kemper Corporation Competitors $11.13 billion $534.17 million 163.45

Kemper Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Kemper Corporation. Kemper Corporation 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.

Dividends

Kemper Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Kemper Corporation pays out 43.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 49.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Kemper Corporation competitors beat Kemper Corporation on 12 of the 15 factors compared.

About Kemper Corporation

Kemper Corporation (Kemper) is a diversified insurance holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides automobile, homeowners, life, health and other insurance products to individuals and businesses. The Company operates through two segments: Property & Casualty Insurance, and Life & Health Insurance. The Property & Casualty Insurance segment’s products include personal automobile insurance, both preferred and nonstandard, homeowners insurance, other personal insurance and commercial automobile insurance. These products are distributed primarily through independent agents and brokers. The Life & Health Insurance segment’s products are individual life, accident, health and property insurance. These products are distributed by career agents employed by the Company and independent agents and brokers.

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