Contrasting Vericity (VERY) and The Competition

Vericity (NASDAQ:VERYGet Free Report) is one of 42 publicly-traded companies in the “Life insurance” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Vericity to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Vericity and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Vericity $177.57 million -$9.89 million -16.74
Vericity Competitors $20.56 billion $1.26 billion -22,178.27

Vericity’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Vericity. Vericity 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.9% of Vericity shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.8% of shares of all “Life insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.4% of Vericity shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.3% of shares of all “Life insurance” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Vericity and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vericity 0 0 0 0 N/A
Vericity Competitors 359 2375 2037 73 2.38

As a group, “Life insurance” companies have a potential upside of 58.49%. Given Vericity’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Vericity has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Vericity and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vericity -5.57% -9.13% -1.23%
Vericity Competitors 6.56% 12.95% 1.03%

Volatility and Risk

Vericity has a beta of 0.14, suggesting that its stock price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vericity’s rivals have a beta of 0.82, suggesting that their average stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Vericity rivals beat Vericity on 9 of the 10 factors compared.

Vericity Company Profile

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Vericity, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides life insurance protection products for the middle American market. The company operates through Agency and Insurance segments. The Agency segment sells life insurance products for unaffiliated insurance companies through its call center distribution platform, as well as through its independent agents and other marketing organizations. This segment is also involved in the insurance lead sale activities through its eCoverage web presence. The Insurance segment provides term life, accidental death, and final expense products. Vericity, Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois.

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