Reviewing Prudential Public (PUK) and Its Peers

Prudential Public (NYSE: PUK) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Life & Health Insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Prudential Public to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.6% of Prudential Public shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.7% of shares of all “Life & Health Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.6% of shares of all “Life & Health Insurance” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Prudential Public and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Prudential Public 0 2 1 0 2.33
Prudential Public Competitors 228 1130 1714 86 2.53

As a group, “Life & Health Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 3.27%. Given Prudential Public’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Prudential Public has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk and 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 rivals have a beta of 1.34, meaning that their average stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Prudential Public and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Prudential Public $97.42 billion $2.60 billion N/A
Prudential Public Competitors $26.01 billion $1.31 billion -438.48

Prudential Public has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Prudential Public and its rivals’ 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 6.17% 3.84% 1.41%

Dividends

Prudential Public pays an annual dividend of $0.78 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. 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. Prudential Public has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Summary

Prudential Public rivals beat Prudential Public on 10 of the 14 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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