Prudential Public (PUK) vs. Its Competitors Financial Analysis

Prudential Public (NYSE: PUK) is one of 23 public companies in the “Life & Health Insurance” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Prudential Public to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

Volatility and Risk

Prudential Public has a beta of 1.65, indicating that its share price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Prudential Public’s peers have a beta of 1.31, indicating that their average share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

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 5.23% 2.20% 1.38%

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 $26.01 billion $1.31 billion -619.85

Prudential Public has higher revenue and earnings than its peers.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Prudential Public and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Prudential Public 0 2 1 0 2.33
Prudential Public Competitors 235 1128 1688 80 2.52

As a group, “Life & Health Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 6.67%. Given Prudential Public’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Prudential Public has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Dividends

Prudential Public pays an annual dividend of $0.78 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. As a group, “Life & Health Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 31.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Prudential Public has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.6% of Prudential Public shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.7% of shares of all “Life & Health Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.6% of shares of all “Life & Health Insurance” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

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

About Prudential Public

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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