Prudential Public (NYSE: PUK) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Life & Health Insurance” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Prudential Public to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Prudential Public and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Prudential Public N/A N/A N/A
Prudential Public Competitors 5.12% 2.35% 0.94%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Prudential Public and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Prudential Public $97.42 billion $2.60 billion 18.68
Prudential Public Competitors $26.98 billion $1.31 billion -548.96

Prudential Public has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Prudential Public is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Prudential Public pays an annual dividend of $0.78 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Prudential Public pays out 26.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Life & Health Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 30.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Prudential Public has a beta of 1.64, indicating that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Prudential Public’s peers have a beta of 1.31, indicating that their average share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.6% of Prudential Public shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.7% of shares of all “Life & Health Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.4% 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 stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Prudential Public and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Prudential Public 0 1 1 0 2.50
Prudential Public Competitors 222 1086 1717 82 2.53

As a group, “Life & Health Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 3.04%. Given Prudential Public’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Prudential Public has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Prudential Public peers beat Prudential Public on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

Prudential Public Company Profile

Prudential Public Limited Company is an international financial services company. The Company offers a range of retail financial products and services and asset management services throughout these territories. The Company operates through Insurance operations and Asset management operations. The retail financial products and services include life insurance, pensions and annuities as well as collective investment schemes. Its insurance operations include Asia, the United States (Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Jackson)) and the United Kingdom. Its asset management operations include Eastspring Investments, M&G and Prudential Capital.

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