Athene (NYSE: ATH) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Life & Health Insurance” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Athene to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
48.4% of Athene shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.7% of shares of all “Life & Health Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.6% of Athene shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.6% of shares of all “Life & Health Insurance” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Athene and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
Athene’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Athene. Athene 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.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Athene and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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Athene presently has a consensus target price of $59.31, suggesting a potential upside of 27.02%. As a group, “Life & Health Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 8.22%. Given Athene’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Athene is more favorable than its rivals.
This table compares Athene and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Athene beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
Athene Company Profile
Athene Holding Ltd. is an insurance holding company. The Company’s segments include Retirement Services, Corporate and Other. Retirement Services segment consists of the United States and Bermuda operations, which issue and reinsure retirement savings products and institutional products. Retirement Services has retail operations, which provide annuity retirement solutions to its policyholders. Retirement Services has reinsurance operations, which reinsure multi-year guaranteed annuities, fixed indexed annuities, traditional one year guarantee fixed deferred annuities, immediate annuities and institutional products from its reinsurance partners. It offers two product lines: annuities and funding agreements. It offers deferred and immediate annuities, which are focused on the needs and objectives of people preparing for, approaching or living in retirement. It focuses on issuing funding agreements to institutional investors. Its life and other products include other retail products.
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