Kemper (NYSE: KMPR) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Kemper to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.
This table compares Kemper and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
Kemper has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kemper’s peers have a beta of 1.28, indicating that their average share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
57.7% of Kemper shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Kemper shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Kemper pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Kemper pays out 43.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 50.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Kemper and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Kemper presently has a consensus price target of $55.00, indicating a potential downside of 19.65%. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 1.98%. Given Kemper’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Kemper has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Kemper and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Kemper||$2.52 billion||$16.80 million||30.83|
|Kemper Competitors||$11.13 billion||$534.17 million||227.77|
Kemper’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Kemper. Kemper is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Kemper peers beat Kemper on 12 of the 15 factors compared.
Kemper Corporation (Kemper) is a diversified insurance holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides automobile, homeowners, life, health and other insurance products to individuals and businesses. The Company operates through two segments: Property & Casualty Insurance, and Life & Health Insurance. The Property & Casualty Insurance segment’s products include personal automobile insurance, both preferred and nonstandard, homeowners insurance, other personal insurance and commercial automobile insurance. These products are distributed primarily through independent agents and brokers. The Life & Health Insurance segment’s products are individual life, accident, health and property insurance. These products are distributed by career agents employed by the Company and independent agents and brokers.
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