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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Voya Financial and its peers top-line 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 peers have higher revenue and earnings than Voya Financial. Voya Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Voya Financial and its peers’ 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%

Risk and Volatility

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 peers have a beta of 1.28, meaning that their average share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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

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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Voya Financial and its peers, 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 currently has a consensus price target 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 clearly believe Voya Financial is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Voya Financial peers 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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