Critical Comparison: FGL (FG) versus The Competition

FGL (NYSE: FG) is one of 13,164 public companies in the “” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare FGL to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for FGL and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FGL 0 3 1 0 2.25
FGL Competitors 61298 232533 303820 12536 2.44

FGL currently has a consensus price target of $9.75, indicating a potential upside of 12.85%. As a group, “” companies have a potential upside of 23.39%. Given FGL’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe FGL has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

FGL has a beta of 1.01, suggesting that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FGL’s competitors have a beta of 0.42, suggesting that their average stock price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

71.8% of FGL shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.0% of shares of all “” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.5% of FGL shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.3% of shares of all “” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares FGL and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
FGL $711.00 million $13.00 million 6.26
FGL Competitors $7.25 billion $556.64 million 12.30

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

Profitability

This table compares FGL and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FGL 3.74% 5.91% 0.26%
FGL Competitors -175.09% 7.35% 1.93%

Summary

FGL competitors beat FGL on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

FGL Company Profile

FGL Holdings, through its subsidiaries, sells individual life insurance products and annuities in the United States. The company offers deferred annuities, including fixed indexed annuity contracts and fixed rate annuity contracts; immediate annuities; and life insurance products. It also provides life and annuity reinsurance services, such as reinsurance on asset intensive, long duration life, and annuity liabilities. The company sells its products through independent agents, managing general agents, and specialty brokerage firms, as well as various institutional markets. FGL Holdings is based in Grand Cayman, the Cayman Islands.

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