FGL (NYSE:FG) versus SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR (NYSE:SNYFY) Financial Contrast

FGL (NYSE:FG) and SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR (OTCMKTS:SNYFY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

69.2% of FGL shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.1% of FGL shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares FGL and SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FGL 20.50% 20.91% 0.92%
SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR 3.81% 10.09% 0.49%


FGL pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR does not pay a dividend. FGL pays out 3.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for FGL and SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FGL 0 3 1 0 2.25

FGL presently has a consensus price target of $10.13, suggesting a potential upside of 25.62%. Given FGL’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe FGL is more favorable than SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR.

Risk and Volatility

FGL has a beta of 1.02, suggesting that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares FGL and SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FGL $711.00 million 2.51 $13.00 million $1.19 6.77
SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR $14.79 billion 0.68 $467.05 million N/A N/A

SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than FGL.


FGL beats SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About FGL

FGL Holdings sells individual life insurance products and annuities in the United States. The company offers deferred annuities, including fixed indexed annuity contracts and fixed rate annuity contracts; immediate annuities; and life insurance products. It also provides reinsurance on asset intensive, long duration life, and annuity liabilities, such as fixed, deferred and payout annuities, long-term care, group long-term disability, and cash value life insurance. The company sells its products through independent agents, managing general agents, and specialty brokerage firms, as well as various institutional markets. FGL Holdings is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.


Sony Financial Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services in Japan and internationally. The company operates in life insurance, non-life insurance, and banking businesses. Its insurance products include death-protection, medical, educational endowment, living benefit, and other insurance products; and non-life insurance products comprise automobile, medical, and cancer insurance products, as well as reinsurance services. The company's banking business provides Yen and foreign currency deposits, and mortgage loans, as well as investment trust, foreign currency margin trading, and other services; and credit card settlement services, as well as plans, develops, and operates nursing care homes. It provides its products through lifeplanner sales employees and independent agencies, as well as through Internet and telephone. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Sony Financial Holdings Inc. is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

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