Reviewing Hannover Rück (OTCMKTS:HVRRY) and Brookfield Reinsurance (NYSE:BNRE)

Hannover Rück (OTCMKTS:HVRRYGet Rating) and Brookfield Reinsurance (NYSE:BNREGet Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.


Hannover Rück pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Brookfield Reinsurance pays an annual dividend of $6.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 16.4%. Hannover Rück pays out 39.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares Hannover Rück and Brookfield Reinsurance’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hannover Rück 4.18% 11.49% 1.43%
Brookfield Reinsurance 1.00% 7.25% 0.33%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

39.7% of Brookfield Reinsurance shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Brookfield Reinsurance shares are owned by company 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.

Risk & Volatility

Hannover Rück has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brookfield Reinsurance has a beta of 1.4, suggesting that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Hannover Rück and Brookfield Reinsurance’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hannover Rück $30.87 billion 0.81 $1.46 billion $5.64 18.35
Brookfield Reinsurance $7.35 billion 0.05 -$44.00 million N/A N/A

Hannover Rück has higher revenue and earnings than Brookfield Reinsurance.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Hannover Rück and Brookfield Reinsurance, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hannover Rück 1 2 6 0 2.56
Brookfield Reinsurance 0 0 0 0 N/A

Hannover Rück currently has a consensus price target of $184.59, indicating a potential upside of 78.35%. Given Hannover Rück’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Hannover Rück is more favorable than Brookfield Reinsurance.


Hannover Rück beats Brookfield Reinsurance on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hannover Rück

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Hannover Rück SE engages in the provision of reinsurance activities. It operates through the Property and Casualty Reinsurance, and Life and Health Reinsurance business segments. The Property and Casualty Reinsurance segment refers to lines of business concerned with the insurance of property, such as liability, fire, hail or marine insurance. The Life and Health Reinsurance focuses on the insurance of persons, such as life, pension, health and personal accident insurance. The company was founded on June 6, 1966 and is headquartered in Hannover, Germany.

About Brookfield Reinsurance

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Brookfield Asset Management Reinsurance Partners Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides annuity-based reinsurance products to insurance and reinsurance companies. The company operates in two segments, Reinsurance and Pension Risk Transfer. It also acts as a direct issuer of pension risk transfer products for pension plan sponsors. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is headquartered in Pembroke, Bermuda.

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