Emergent Capital (OTCMKTS:EMGC) and AXA (OTCMKTS:AXAHY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Emergent Capital and AXA’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Emergent Capital||$51.87 million||0.76||-$3.50 million||N/A||N/A|
|AXA||$111.32 billion||0.60||$7.02 billion||$2.92||9.29|
AXA has higher revenue and earnings than Emergent Capital.
AXA pays an annual dividend of $1.23 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Emergent Capital does not pay a dividend. AXA pays out 42.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Emergent Capital and AXA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
Emergent Capital has a beta of -0.26, suggesting that its share price is 126% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AXA has a beta of 1.06, suggesting that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.4% of Emergent Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of AXA shares are owned by institutional investors. 33.3% of Emergent Capital shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Emergent Capital and AXA, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
AXA beats Emergent Capital on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Emergent Capital Company Profile
Emergent Capital, Inc., a specialty finance company, invests in life settlements. As of December 31, 2017, it owned a portfolio of 608 life insurance policies. The company was formerly known as Imperial Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Emergent Capital, Inc. in September 2015. Emergent Capital, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida.
AXA Company Profile
AXA SA, through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and asset management services worldwide. It operates through six segments: France, Europe, Asia, the United States, International, and Transversal and Central Holdings. The company offers a range of insurance products, including life and savings, property and casualty, and health. Its products include motor, household, property and general liability insurance, banking, savings vehicles, and other investment-based products for personal/individual and commercial/group customers, as well as health, protection, and retirement products for individual or professional customers. The company also provides savings, protection, and health products, including whole life insurance, medical cover, and term life insurance; and other protection and health products, such as disability, cancer, and critical illness. In addition, it offers life and savings, and health products including term life, universal life, endowment, unit-linked, group term insurance, and hospital cash products and investment products, as well as individual and group retirement products, and employee benefits. Further, the company is involved in diversified investment management products, such as managed accounts, hedge funds, mutual funds, and other investment products to individual investors, private clients, and various institutional clients; management of retail mutual funds for individual investors; management of investments on behalf of institutional clients; and fundamental research, quantitative services, and brokerage-related services in equities and listed options for institutional investors. The company was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in Paris, France.
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