Kemper Corporation (NYSE: KMPR) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Kemper Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Kemper Corporation and its competitors’ 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 6.11% 11.12% 2.51%

Dividends

Kemper Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Kemper Corporation pays out 43.2% 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 49.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kemper Corporation and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Kemper Corporation $2.52 billion $16.80 million 31.04
Kemper Corporation Competitors $11.13 billion $534.17 million 165.70

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

Risk and Volatility

Kemper Corporation has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kemper Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.39, indicating that their average share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

56.6% of Kemper Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Kemper Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Kemper Corporation and its competitors, as provided 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 112 797 845 21 2.44

Kemper Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $55.00, suggesting a potential downside of 20.17%. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 3.50%. Given Kemper Corporation’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Kemper Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Kemper Corporation competitors 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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