Head-To-Head Review: Kansas City Life Insurance (KCLI) vs. Scor (SCRYY)

Kansas City Life Insurance (OTCMKTS:KCLI) and Scor (OTCMKTS:SCRYY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.2% of Kansas City Life Insurance shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of Scor shares are owned by institutional investors. 63.1% of Kansas City Life Insurance shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Kansas City Life Insurance has a beta of 0.57, suggesting that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Scor has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Kansas City Life Insurance and Scor, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kansas City Life Insurance 0 0 0 0 N/A
Scor 0 5 0 0 2.00

Dividends

Kansas City Life Insurance pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Scor pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Scor pays out 88.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares Kansas City Life Insurance and Scor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kansas City Life Insurance 10.23% N/A N/A
Scor 1.94% 4.42% 0.63%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kansas City Life Insurance and Scor’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kansas City Life Insurance $450.70 million 0.78 $51.54 million N/A N/A
Scor $15.00 billion 0.61 $323.26 million $0.17 27.74

Scor has higher revenue and earnings than Kansas City Life Insurance.

Summary

Scor beats Kansas City Life Insurance on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kansas City Life Insurance

Kansas City Life Insurance Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a life insurance company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Individual Insurance, Group Insurance, and Old American. The company offers term, return of premium, universal, indexed universal, variable universal, and whole life insurance products, as well as annuities; and final arrangements planning, social security and retirement income replacement, and charitable giving life insurance products. It also provides dental, vision, group disability, accident, and health insurance products, as well as distributes variable products. The company was founded in 1895 and is based in Kansas City, Missouri.

About Scor

SCOR SE provides life and non-life reinsurance products worldwide. It operates through SCOR Global P&C and SCOR Global Life segments. The SCOR Global P&C segment offers reinsurance products in the areas of property and casualty treaties; specialty treaties, including credit and surety, decennial insurance, aviation, space, marine, engineering, agriculture risks, and alternative solutions; business solutions; business ventures and partnerships; and direct insurance products on a business-to-business basis. The SCOR Global Life segment provides life reinsurance products, including protection for mortality, morbidity, behavioral risks, disability, long-term care, critical illness, medical, and personal accident. This segment also provides financial solutions that combine traditional life reinsurance with financial components and provide liquidity, balance sheet, solvency, and income improvements to clients; longevity solutions that include products covering the risk of negative deviation from expected results due to the insured or annuitant living longer than assumed in the pricing of insurance covers provided by insurers or pension funds; and distribution solutions. In addition, the company is involved in the asset management business. SCOR SE was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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