Head-To-Head Comparison: Athene (ATH) & Emergent Capital (EMGC)

Athene (NYSE: ATH) and Emergent Capital (OTCMKTS:EMGC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.6% of Athene shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of Emergent Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.5% of Athene shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 33.3% of Emergent Capital shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Athene has a beta of 0.22, suggesting that its stock price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Emergent Capital has a beta of -0.15, suggesting that its stock price is 115% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Athene and Emergent Capital, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Athene 0 4 10 0 2.71
Emergent Capital 0 0 0 0 N/A

Athene currently has a consensus target price of $61.36, indicating a potential upside of 24.44%. Given Athene’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Athene is more favorable than Emergent Capital.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Athene and Emergent Capital’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Athene $8.73 billion 1.13 $1.45 billion $5.66 8.71
Emergent Capital $51.87 million 1.07 -$3.50 million N/A N/A

Athene has higher revenue and earnings than Emergent Capital.


This table compares Athene and Emergent Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Athene 15.58% 12.54% 1.09%
Emergent Capital N/A -4.22% -1.28%


Athene beats Emergent Capital on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Athene

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.

About Emergent Capital

Emergent Capital, Inc., a specialty finance company, invests in life settlements. As of December 31, 2017, it owned a portfolio of 608 life insurance policies. The company was formerly known as Imperial Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Emergent Capital, Inc. in September 2015. Emergent Capital, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida.

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