Analyzing Genworth Financial (GNW) and Its Peers

Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW) is one of 21 public companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Genworth Financial to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.9% of Genworth Financial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Genworth Financial shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Genworth Financial and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Genworth Financial $8.37 billion -$277.00 million 5.01
Genworth Financial Competitors $11.13 billion $534.17 million 226.11

Genworth Financial’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Genworth Financial. Genworth Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Genworth Financial and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Genworth Financial 0 3 1 0 2.25
Genworth Financial Competitors 113 702 811 21 2.45

Genworth Financial currently has a consensus price target of $3.88, suggesting a potential upside of 15.33%. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 2.94%. Given Genworth Financial’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Genworth Financial is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Genworth Financial has a beta of 2.79, suggesting that its stock price is 179% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Genworth Financial’s rivals have a beta of 1.27, suggesting that their average stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Genworth Financial and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Genworth Financial 3.88% 1.57% 0.22%
Genworth Financial Competitors 6.74% 12.40% 2.77%

Summary

Genworth Financial rivals beat Genworth Financial on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About Genworth Financial

Genworth Financial, Inc. (Genworth) is a financial security company. The Company provides insurance, wealth management, investment and financial solutions. As of December 31, 2011, the Company had more than 15 million customers, with a presence in more than 25 countries. The Company operates in Insurance, Mortgage Insurance and Corporate and Runoff. The Mortgage Insurance Division includes the business segments, such as International Mortgage Insurance and U.S. Mortgage Insurance. The Corporate and Runoff Division includes the Runoff segment and Corporate and Other activities. In September 2013, Genworth Financial, Inc closed the sale of its Wealth Management business, including Genworth Financial Wealth Management and alternative solutions provider, the Altegris companies, to a partnership of Aquiline Capital Partners and Genstar Capital.

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