Prudential Public (NYSE:PUK) & Its Rivals Head-To-Head Review

Prudential Public (NYSE: PUK) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Life & Health Insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Prudential Public to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.6% of Prudential Public shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.9% of shares of all “Life & Health Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.6% of shares of all “Life & Health Insurance” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Prudential Public pays an annual dividend of $0.78 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. As a group, “Life & Health Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out 21.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Prudential Public and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Prudential Public N/A N/A N/A
Prudential Public Competitors 6.37% 3.57% 1.35%

Risk and Volatility

Prudential Public has a beta of 1.63, suggesting that its stock price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Prudential Public’s peers have a beta of 1.15, suggesting that their average stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Prudential Public and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Prudential Public 0 1 1 0 2.50
Prudential Public Competitors 240 1178 1786 87 2.52

As a group, “Life & Health Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 11.96%. Given Prudential Public’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Prudential Public has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Prudential Public and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Prudential Public $97.42 billion $2.60 billion N/A
Prudential Public Competitors $26.50 billion $1.63 billion -471.24

Prudential Public has higher revenue and earnings than its peers.

Summary

Prudential Public peers beat Prudential Public on 10 of the 14 factors compared.

Prudential Public Company Profile

Prudential Public Limited Company is an international financial services company. The Company offers a range of retail financial products and services and asset management services throughout these territories. The Company operates through Insurance operations and Asset management operations. The retail financial products and services include life insurance, pensions and annuities as well as collective investment schemes. Its insurance operations include Asia, the United States (Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Jackson)) and the United Kingdom. Its asset management operations include Eastspring Investments, M&G and Prudential Capital.

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