Voya Financial (NYSE: VOYA) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Life & Health Insurance” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Voya Financial to related businesses based off the strength of its dividends, valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Dividends

Voya Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Voya Financial pays out -1.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Life & Health Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.4% and pay out 35.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Voya Financial has a beta of 1.63, meaning that its share price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Voya Financial’s competitors have a beta of 1.28, meaning that their average share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Voya Financial and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Voya Financial 1 1 8 0 2.70
Voya Financial Competitors 347 1367 1872 80 2.46

Voya Financial presently has a consensus target price of $46.11, suggesting a potential upside of 26.26%. All “Life & Health Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 9.39%. Given Voya Financial’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Voya Financial is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Voya Financial and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Voya Financial $9.88 billion -$508.80 million -9.54
Voya Financial Competitors $28.24 billion $2.32 billion 47.87

Voya Financial’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Voya Financial. Voya Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

97.6% of Voya Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.4% of shares of all “Life & Health Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Voya Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.5% of shares of all “Life & Health Insurance” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Voya Financial and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Voya Financial -7.67% 3.68% 0.25%
Voya Financial Competitors 4.00% 1.18% 1.80%

Summary

Voya Financial competitors beat Voya Financial on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Voya Financial Company Profile

Voya Financial, Inc. is a retirement, investment and insurance company. The Company operates through five segments: Retirement, Investment Management, Annuities, Individual Life and Employee Benefits. The Retirement segment is a provider of retirement services and products in the United States. The Investment Management segment offers domestic and international fixed income, equity, multi-asset and alternatives products and solutions. The Annuities segment provides fixed and indexed annuities, tax-qualified mutual fund custodial and other investment-only products and payout annuities for pre-retirement wealth accumulation and post-retirement income management sold through multiple channels. The Individual Life segment provides wealth protection and transfer opportunities through universal and variable products. The Employee Benefits segment provides stop loss, group life, voluntary employee-paid and disability products to mid-sized and large businesses.

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