Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ: BHF) and D/B/A Chubb Limited New (NYSE:CB) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Brighthouse Financial and D/B/A Chubb Limited New’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Brighthouse Financial N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
D/B/A Chubb Limited New $32.28 billion 2.17 $6.85 billion $8.34 18.08

D/B/A Chubb Limited New has higher revenue and earnings than Brighthouse Financial.

Profitability

This table compares Brighthouse Financial and D/B/A Chubb Limited New’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brighthouse Financial N/A N/A N/A
D/B/A Chubb Limited New 12.15% 7.22% 2.20%

Dividends

D/B/A Chubb Limited New pays an annual dividend of $2.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Brighthouse Financial does not pay a dividend. D/B/A Chubb Limited New pays out 34.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. D/B/A Chubb Limited New has increased its dividend for 51 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Brighthouse Financial and D/B/A Chubb Limited New, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brighthouse Financial 1 9 0 0 1.90
D/B/A Chubb Limited New 1 2 8 0 2.64

Brighthouse Financial presently has a consensus price target of $67.44, suggesting a potential upside of 8.47%. D/B/A Chubb Limited New has a consensus price target of $155.30, suggesting a potential upside of 2.97%. Given Brighthouse Financial’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Brighthouse Financial is more favorable than D/B/A Chubb Limited New.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

3.0% of Brighthouse Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.0% of D/B/A Chubb Limited New shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of D/B/A Chubb Limited New shares are owned by 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.

Summary

D/B/A Chubb Limited New beats Brighthouse Financial on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Brighthouse Financial

Brighthouse Financial, Inc. is a provider of life insurance and annuity products in the United States. The Company offers a range of products and services, which include variable, fixed, index-linked and income annuities, as well as variable, universal, term and whole life products. These products and services are marketed through various third party retail distribution channels in the United States. Fixed income annuities provide a guaranteed monthly income for a specified period of years and/or for the life of the annuitant. The Company operating segments include Annuities, Life and Run-off.

About D/B/A Chubb Limited New

Chubb Limited is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of insurance and reinsurance products and services to clients around the world. Its segments include North America Commercial property and casualty (P&C) Insurance, North America Personal P&C Insurance, North America Agricultural Insurance, Overseas General Insurance, Global Reinsurance and Life Insurance. It offers commercial insurance products and service offerings, such as risk management programs, loss control, and engineering and complex claims management. It provides specialized insurance products to areas, such as aviation and energy. It also offers personal lines insurance coverage, including homeowners, automobile, valuables, umbrella liability and recreational marine products. In addition, it supplies personal accident, supplemental health and life insurance to individuals in select countries.

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