Prudential Public (PUK) & Its Rivals Head to Head Analysis

Prudential Public (NYSE: PUK) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Life & Health Insurance” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Prudential Public to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Prudential Public and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Prudential Public $97.42 billion $2.60 billion 18.54
Prudential Public Competitors $26.01 billion $1.31 billion -470.45

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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Prudential Public and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Prudential Public 0 1 1 0 2.50
Prudential Public Competitors 242 1181 1767 86 2.52

As a group, “Life & Health Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 2.34%. Given Prudential Public’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Prudential Public has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

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 5.76% 3.41% 1.34%

Risk & Volatility

Prudential Public has a beta of 1.64, meaning that its stock price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Prudential Public’s peers have a beta of 1.34, meaning that their average stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Prudential Public pays an annual dividend of $0.78 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Prudential Public pays out 26.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Life & Health Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 30.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

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

About Prudential Public

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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