Prudential Public (PUK) vs. The Competition Critical Comparison

Prudential Public (NYSE: PUK) is one of 25 public companies in the “Life & Health Insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Prudential Public to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.6% of Prudential Public shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.7% 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 insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Prudential Public has a beta of 1.64, suggesting that its stock price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Prudential Public’s rivals have a beta of 1.34, suggesting that their average stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Prudential Public and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Prudential Public $97.42 billion $2.60 billion 17.83
Prudential Public Competitors $26.01 billion $1.31 billion -491.50

Prudential Public has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Prudential Public 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 table compares Prudential Public and its rivals’ 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 5.59% 3.40% 1.34%


Prudential Public pays an annual dividend of $0.78 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Prudential Public pays out 27.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Life & Health Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 30.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Prudential Public has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Prudential Public and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Prudential Public 0 2 1 0 2.33
Prudential Public Competitors 240 1168 1746 86 2.52

As a group, “Life & Health Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 5.63%. Given Prudential Public’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Prudential Public has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


Prudential Public rivals beat Prudential Public on 10 of the 15 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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