Head-To-Head Analysis: Prudential Public (PUK) vs. Its Rivals

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

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Prudential Public 0 1 1 0 2.50
Prudential Public Competitors 242 1179 1762 86 2.52

As a group, “Life & Health Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 2.45%. 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.

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 5.44% 2.86% 0.92%

Insider and Institutional 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 company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock 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 1.4%. Prudential Public pays out 26.6% 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 31.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Prudential Public has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Prudential Public and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Prudential Public $97.42 billion $2.60 billion 18.53
Prudential Public Competitors $26.01 billion $1.31 billion -570.56

Prudential Public has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Prudential Public is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Prudential Public peers beat Prudential Public on 10 of the 15 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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