Financial Contrast: SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR (SNYFY) & Its Rivals

SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR (OTCMKTS: SNYFY) is one of 40 publicly-traded companies in the “Life insurance” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.


SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR pays out 80.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Life insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 19.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR $14.79 billion $558.67 million 16.15
SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR Competitors $18.20 billion $1.03 billion 13.13

SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR. SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

57.9% of shares of all “Life insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.0% of shares of all “Life insurance” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR Competitors 559 1570 1798 104 2.36

As a group, “Life insurance” companies have a potential upside of 11.71%. Given SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR 4.06% 10.35% 0.50%
SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR Competitors 8.50% 8.40% 1.00%

Risk & Volatility

SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR’s rivals have a beta of 0.94, meaning that their average stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.


SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR rivals beat SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR on 9 of the 12 factors compared.


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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