Analyzing Brighthouse Financial (BHF) & The Competition

Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ: BHF) is one of 22 public companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Brighthouse Financial to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Brighthouse Financial and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brighthouse Financial 1 13 1 0 2.00
Brighthouse Financial Competitors 112 799 848 21 2.44

Brighthouse Financial currently has a consensus target price of $67.46, suggesting a potential upside of 15.44%. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 3.77%. Given Brighthouse Financial’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Brighthouse Financial is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

75.6% of Brighthouse Financial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.5% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” 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.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Brighthouse Financial N/A N/A N/A
Brighthouse Financial Competitors $11.13 billion $534.17 million 163.27

Brighthouse Financial’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Brighthouse Financial.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brighthouse Financial N/A N/A N/A
Brighthouse Financial Competitors 6.14% 11.23% 2.56%

Summary

Brighthouse Financial competitors beat Brighthouse Financial on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

About Brighthouse Financial

Brighthouse Financial, Inc. is a provider of life insurance and annuity products in the United States. The Company offers a range of products and services, which include variable, fixed, index-linked and income annuities, as well as variable, universal, term and whole life products. These products and services are marketed through various third party retail distribution channels in the United States. Fixed income annuities provide a guaranteed monthly income for a specified period of years and/or for the life of the annuitant. The Company operating segments include Annuities, Life and Run-off.

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