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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

48.4% of Athene shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.7% of shares of all “Life & Health Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.6% of Athene shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.6% of shares of all “Life & Health Insurance” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Athene and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Athene 0 5 12 0 2.71
Athene Competitors 231 1134 1703 80 2.52

Athene presently has a consensus price target of $59.31, suggesting a potential upside of 24.47%. As a group, “Life & Health Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 8.40%. Given Athene’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Athene is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Athene and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Athene $4.11 billion $805.00 million 7.02
Athene Competitors $26.01 billion $1.31 billion -503.25

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.

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%

Summary

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

About Athene

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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