Kemper Corporation (KMPR) vs. Its Peers Head to Head Comparison

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

Volatility & Risk

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Kemper Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

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 3.52%. Given Kemper Corporation’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Kemper Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

Kemper Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Kemper Corporation pays out 43.8% 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 49.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kemper Corporation and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Kemper Corporation $2.52 billion $16.80 million 31.46
Kemper Corporation Competitors $11.13 billion $534.17 million 156.97

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

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 company insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Kemper Corporation and its rivals’ 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%

Summary

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

About Kemper Corporation

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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