Analyzing Voya Financial (VOYA) and The Competition
Voya Financial (NYSE: VOYA) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Life & Health Insurance” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Voya Financial to similar businesses based off the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and 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.
Institutional and Insider 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Voya Financial and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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 rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Voya Financial. Voya Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Volatility & Risk
Voya Financial has a beta of 1.63, suggesting that its stock price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Voya Financial’s rivals have a beta of 1.28, suggesting that their average stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Voya Financial and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Voya Financial Competitors||4.00%||1.18%||1.80%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Voya Financial and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Voya Financial Competitors||347||1367||1872||80||2.46|
Voya Financial currently has a consensus target price of $46.11, indicating 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, equities analysts plainly believe Voya Financial is more favorable than its rivals.
Voya Financial rivals beat Voya Financial on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
About Voya Financial
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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