Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ: BHF) and Athene (NYSE:ATH) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.
This table compares Brighthouse Financial and Athene’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider and Institutional Ownership
85.6% of Brighthouse Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.2% of Athene shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Brighthouse Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of Athene shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Brighthouse Financial and Athene, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Brighthouse Financial presently has a consensus target price of $63.13, indicating a potential upside of 31.61%. Athene has a consensus target price of $63.60, indicating a potential upside of 36.16%. Given Athene’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Athene is more favorable than Brighthouse Financial.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Brighthouse Financial and Athene’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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Athene has higher revenue and earnings than Brighthouse Financial.
Athene beats Brighthouse Financial on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Brighthouse Financial Company Profile
Brighthouse Financial, Inc. provides a range of annuity and life insurance products in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Annuities, Life, and Run-off. It offers variable, fixed, index-linked, and income annuities for contract holders' needs for protected wealth accumulation on a tax-deferred basis, wealth transfer, and income security; and term, whole, universal, and variable life insurance products for policyholders' needs for financial security and protected wealth transfer. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Athene Company Profile
Athene Holding Ltd., a retirement services company, issues, reinsures, and acquires retirement savings products in the United States, the District of Columbia, and Germany. It offers fixed deferred, immediate, and payout annuities; and funding agreements and pension risk transfer products to institutional investors. The company's products are designed for individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. Athene Holding Ltd. was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Pembroke, Bermuda.
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