Athene (NYSE: ATH) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Life & Health Insurance” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Athene to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Athene $4.11 billion $805.00 million 6.88
Athene Competitors $26.01 billion $1.31 billion -503.91

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Athene and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Athene 0 5 12 0 2.71
Athene Competitors 231 1134 1703 79 2.52

Athene currently has a consensus price target of $59.31, indicating a potential upside of 27.02%. As a group, “Life & Health Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 8.24%. Given Athene’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Athene is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Athene and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Athene 22.66% 13.31% 1.15%
Athene Competitors 5.56% 3.11% 1.37%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

48.4% of Athene shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.7% of shares of all “Life & Health Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.6% of Athene shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.6% of shares of all “Life & Health Insurance” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Athene beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Athene Company Profile

Athene Holding Ltd. is an insurance holding company. The Company’s segments include Retirement Services, Corporate and Other. Retirement Services segment consists of the United States and Bermuda operations, which issue and reinsure retirement savings products and institutional products. Retirement Services has retail operations, which provide annuity retirement solutions to its policyholders. Retirement Services has reinsurance operations, which reinsure multi-year guaranteed annuities, fixed indexed annuities, traditional one year guarantee fixed deferred annuities, immediate annuities and institutional products from its reinsurance partners. It offers two product lines: annuities and funding agreements. It offers deferred and immediate annuities, which are focused on the needs and objectives of people preparing for, approaching or living in retirement. It focuses on issuing funding agreements to institutional investors. Its life and other products include other retail products.

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