Kemper Corporation (NYSE: KMPR) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Kemper Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Kemper Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kemper Corporation 0 1 0 1 3.00
Kemper Corporation Competitors 110 792 839 21 2.44

Kemper Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $55.00, suggesting a potential downside of 14.46%. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 3.00%. Given Kemper Corporation’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Kemper Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

Kemper Corporation has a beta of 1.18, meaning that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kemper Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.36, meaning that their average share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Kemper Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kemper Corporation 4.32% 4.47% 1.09%
Kemper Corporation Competitors 7.35% 11.21% 2.50%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

56.0% of Kemper Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.9% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Kemper Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” 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

Kemper Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Kemper Corporation pays out 43.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 51.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Kemper Corporation and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Kemper Corporation $2.52 billion $16.80 million 29.36
Kemper Corporation Competitors $11.13 billion $534.17 million 206.45

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

Summary

Kemper Corporation peers beat Kemper Corporation on 12 of the 15 factors compared.

Kemper Corporation Company Profile

Kemper Corporation (Kemper) is a diversified insurance holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides automobile, homeowners, life, health and other insurance products to individuals and businesses. The Company operates through two segments: Property & Casualty Insurance, and Life & Health Insurance. The Property & Casualty Insurance segment’s products include personal automobile insurance, both preferred and nonstandard, homeowners insurance, other personal insurance and commercial automobile insurance. These products are distributed primarily through independent agents and brokers. The Life & Health Insurance segment’s products are individual life, accident, health and property insurance. These products are distributed by career agents employed by the Company and independent agents and brokers.

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