Financial Contrast: Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) (HIG) versus NFP Corp (NFP)

Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE: HIG) and NFP Corp (NYSE:NFP) are both multiline insurance & brokers – nec companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

90.3% of Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) and NFP Corp’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) $18.30 billion 1.09 $896.00 million $1.31 42.76
NFP Corp N/A N/A N/A $0.66 N/A

Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) has higher revenue and earnings than NFP Corp. NFP Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The), indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. NFP Corp does not pay a dividend. Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) pays out 70.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) and NFP Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) 2.63% 8.21% 0.62%
NFP Corp N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) and NFP Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) 0 5 6 0 2.55
NFP Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A

Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) currently has a consensus price target of $56.60, suggesting a potential upside of 1.05%.

Summary

Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) beats NFP Corp on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The)

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. is a holding company for insurance and financial services subsidiaries. The Company’s segments include Commercial Lines, which provides workers’ compensation, property, automobile, marine, livestock, liability and umbrella coverages primarily throughout the United States; Personal Lines, which provides automobile, homeowners and personal umbrella coverages to individuals across the United States; Group Benefits, which provides group life, accident and disability coverage, and other products and services; Property & Casualty Other Operations, which includes certain property and casualty operations; Mutual Funds, which provides investment management, administration, product distribution and related services to investors; Talcott Resolution, which consists of the run-off of the Company’s the United States individual and institutional annuity, and Private Placement Life Insurance (PPLI) businesses, and Corporate.

About NFP Corp

National Financial Partners Corp. (NFP) and its benefits, insurance and wealth management businesses provide a range of advisory and brokerage services to the Company’s clients. NFP serves corporate and high net worth individual clients throughout the United States and in Canada, with a focus on the middle market and entrepreneurs. The Company operates in three segments: the Corporate Client Group (the CCG), the Individual Client Group (the ICG) and the Advisor Services Group (the ASG). The CCG is a corporate benefits advisor in the middle market, offering independent solutions. The ICG is in the delivery of independent life insurance, annuities, long term care and wealth transfer solutions for high net worth individuals. The ASG, including NFP Securities, Inc. (NFPSI), is an independent broker-dealer and registered investment advisor. In July 2013, National Financial Partners Corp announced the completion of its acquisition by a controlled affiliate of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC.

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