Financial Comparison: Allianz (AZSEY) and Its Competitors

Allianz (OTCMKTS: AZSEY) is one of 19 publicly-traded companies in the “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Allianz to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Allianz $154.19 billion $8.81 billion 11.61
Allianz Competitors $13.74 billion $1.05 billion 35.26

Allianz has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Allianz 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.

Dividends

Allianz pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Allianz pays out 34.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 32.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.2% of Allianz shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.0% of shares of all “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies are owned by institutional investors. 23.2% of shares of all “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Allianz 5.71% 11.78% 0.83%
Allianz Competitors 7.10% 18.05% 9.00%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Allianz and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Allianz 0 0 5 0 3.00
Allianz Competitors 189 688 775 40 2.39

As a group, “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies have a potential upside of 7.13%. Given Allianz’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Allianz has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

Allianz has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Allianz’s competitors have a beta of 0.85, meaning that their average stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Allianz competitors beat Allianz on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Allianz

Allianz SE, together with its subsidiaries, provides property-casualty insurance, life/health insurance, and asset management products and services worldwide. The company's Property-Casualty segment offers various insurance products, including motor liability and own damage, accident, general liability, fire and property, legal expense, credit, and travel insurance products to private and corporate customers. Its Life/Health segment provides a range of life and health insurance products on an individual and a group basis, such as annuities, endowment and term insurance, and unit-linked and investment-oriented products, as well as private health, supplemental health, and long-term care insurance products. The company's Asset Management segment offers institutional and retail asset management products and services to third-party investors comprising equity and fixed income funds, as well as alternative products; and investment management services. Its Corporate and Other segment provides various banking products for corporate and retail clients; and alternative investment management services in the private equity, real estate, renewable energy, and infrastructure sectors. Allianz SE was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

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